(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Scandinavian folk duo My Bubba brings its soft, soulful, sensual music to Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, May 6, at 8pm. Bennington, Vt.-based singer-songwriter Jacqui Alpine warms up the crowd for My Bubba.
My Larsdotter and Bubba Tomasdottir are My Bubba. Bubba and My met by chance when they became roommates in Denmark in 2008, forming an immediate and effortless musical connection. Soon after, they were invited to tour in Italy – and ended up making their first album, “How it’s done in Italy.”
Several adventures later, the duo followed up with “Goes Abroader,” produced by Noah Georgeson (Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart). They recorded in two Los Angeles studios — the first off Skid Row, the second, Charlie Chaplin’s old mansion, and the album was released in 2014 on Fake Diamond Records.
My Bubba toured Europe with Matthew E White in 2013, which led to My co-writing the gorgeous, grooving song “Love is Deep” on White’s Fresh Blood album. In 2014, My Bubba met Damien Rice, Sam Amidon, and Shahzad Ismaily at a music festival in Iceland; the musicians jammed together, swam together and discovered a creative affinity. When Shahzad invited My Bubba to make a record in his newly opened studio, they decided to go for it.
Last year’s album, “Big Bad Good,” was recorded with Shahzad Ismaily (Will Oldham, Jolie Holland) at his Brooklyn studio, Figure 8 Recording. The songs were recorded as they were written, and most of the takes are among the first times the songs were ever sung – allowing the record to portray the immediate rawness and intimacy of a newborn song.
No Depression magazine said they “sound like their generation’s Simon and Garfunkel. With just a guitar and vocals, they are mesmerizing in their softer than soft, lilting songs.”
Call these badass, harmonizing women the Nordic version of Lucius.
This event will be “up in the club” with cabaret-style seating. Preferred ticket seats are located by the venue stage. Lickety Split serves a special dinner menu that includes grass-fed beef “Greek” burgers, BBQ Korean beef shortrib flatbread, Reuben paninis, Thai crunch salad, tomato pasta soup, and homemade quiche. The bar is always well-stocked with Bright Ideas Brewing beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits.
Be ready to make new friends —tables seat five, and, if your party is smaller, you might find others at your table.
Saturday, May 6, 8pm
$22 day of