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The Twangbusters / Bio

Boogie, Blues & Bop with a heapin' helpin' of twang and sass, Miss Paula & The Twangbusters bust out their own high-energy danceable blend of American roots juke-joint rhythms and soulful blues! Led by dynamo Paula Bradley (Miss Paula), described as "Patsy Cline meets Bessie Smith" on lead vocals, piano & ukulele, with the inimitable Peter "Dr. Z" Zarkadas on electric guitar (Sarah Levecque Band, Raw Symphony), and joined by rhythm masters Brian Rost-upright bass (Tarbox Ramblers, Girl Howdy) and former Nashville drummer Kathy Burkly (Girls Night Out)- they mix the best of bluesy country, boogie woogie & barrelhouse into a musical cocktail, shaken & stirred. Guaranteed to make you move yer feet! BOTTOMS UP!

THE TWANG: Paula Bradley: Her roots are showing! A multi-instrumentalist known for her passion and expression in all she does, Paula has toured (on banjo) with old-time darlings "Uncle Earl", with old-time powerhouse Bruce Molsky (on guitar, banjo uke) and recorded and toured with Tony Trischka (guitar, piano); she, Bruce and Tony formed the acoustic roots trio "Jawbone". She also was a founding member of the acclaimed old-time trio The Rhythm Rats. She currently performs on piano and lead vocals with honkytonkers "Girl Howdy" and in the old-time duet "Moonshine Holler" on vocals, guitar, banjo, ukulele and feet!

Peter Zarkadas: An electric guitar powerhouse, he is at home with country, blues and jazz. He also plays in the Sarah Levecque band and his own group, Raw Symphony.

Brian Rost: An upright bass master, Brian has played with such roots music luminaries as the Tarbox Ramblers and Rufus Thomas, among many.

Kathy Burkly: A Nashville music scene/session veteran, Kathy (aka "bongo belle"!) made a big splash in the Boston music scene as part of "Girls Night Out". She is a graduate of Berklee School of Music.

General Info

Band Members
Paula Bradley ("Miss Paula")-Piano, Lead vocals, uke; Peter (Dr. Z) Zarkadas - Elec. Guitar; Brian Rost- upright bass; Kathy Burkly-drums
Artist Name
The Twangbusters
Home Page
Active Since
Americana / Juke Joint Swing/Soulful Sass / Ameripolitan

Contact Info

Lee, MA
Paula Bradley 413-281-7336

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