Prepare to be entertained in grand style at Irvine Folk Club on Wednesday 29th May when My Sweet Patootie tops the bill. The Irvine Club is one of only three dates in Scotland that this brilliant trio from Canada are playing on their UK tour.
Patootiefied was the name of the second album of My Sweet Patootie. Their third called Good Day is just out. The three members of My Sweet Patootie are Terry Young, Sandra Swanell and Bradford Novak. One review described them as ‘Two parts exemplary musicianship and one part vaudeville comedy’. They tell tall tales and corny jokes – a modern day music hall. Expect to hear heart-breaking ballads in between finger-snapping tunes.
My Sweet Patootie started off in 2007 as a duo. Sandra and Terry were members of the fabulous and immensely talented Tanglefoot who played in Irvine on a number of occasions. They both have a classical music background and a mutual love of swing, Americana and country blues. Sandra has played the violin all her life and was Principal Violist with the Georgian Bay Symphony. Terry as well as playing guitar, banjo and mandolin at a jaw-dropping level is a classically trained tenor.
In Spring 2012 My Sweet Patootie became a trio when percussion-vocalist Bradford Novak joined . This new trio from rural Ontario is an acoustic roots band that brings twinning vocal harmonies, monstrous fingerstyle guitar, sizzling fiddle, percussion plus abundant charisma in one fabby package.
For info and in case this might ever rescue you in a Pub Quiz: My Sweet Patootie is a term of endearment popular in the 1920’s meaning a sassy sweetheart. The name of the band implies the vintage flavour of their music.
The Club meets in Vineburgh Community Centre at 8pm and it’s BYOB.