- Broadside Electric
Infobox musical artist
Name = Broadside Electric
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Helene Zisook, Jim Speer, Joe D'Andrea, Tom Rhoads, Amy Ksir
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Years_active = 1990 – present
Clever Sheep Records
URL = [http://www.broadside.org/ broadside.org]
Joe D'Andrea Amy Ksir Tom Rhoads Jim Speer Helene Zisook
Melissa Demian Rachel Hall
Broadside Electric are an American
electric folk(self-described as "Folk Music with Teeth") band from Philadelphia. Formed in 1990, they are still active in 2008. Audiences expect an erudite and eclectic mix of traditional material, including Child Ballads, foreign-language songs, and the humorous, obscure and sometimes absurd.
The Broadside in their name is taken from the single-side printed song lyric sheets which became popular in the
The band was formed in 1990 by
Haverford Collegeand Bryn Mawr Collegestudents and alumni Rachel Hall, Tom Rhoads, Jim Speer and Helene Zisook.
Current band members
Joe D'Andrea1997-present (Drums and assorted percussion, vocals).
Amy Ksir1997-present ( Accordion, tin whistles, flute, oboe, vocals).
Tom Rhoads1990-present (Lead vocals, guitars, Appalachian dulcimer, cittern, harmonica).
Jim Speer1990-present ( NS/Stick, Chapman Stickand electric bass guitar; wind instruments including recorders, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, crumhornand rauschpfeife; backing vocals).
Helene Zisook1990-present (Acoustic and five-string electric violins, viola, mandolin, backing vocals).
Previous band members
Melissa Demian1991-1994 (Lead vocals, Appalachian dulcimer, occasional percussion, police whistle, siren). Left to pursue a Ph.D in social anthropology.
Rachel Hall1990-1991 (English concertina, piano/keyboards, recorders, tin whistle, accordion, vocals, occasional percussion). Left to pursue a Watson Fellowship.
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* [http://www.broadside.org/ Official website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/broadsideelectric Broadside Electric on MySpace]
* [http://www.last.fm/music/Broadside+Electric Broadside Electric on last.fm]
* [http://www.virb.com/broadsideelectric Broadside Electric on Virb]
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