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The Twangbusters / Bio

A JUKE JOINT COCKTAIL FOR YOUR SOLE(S)! Honky Tonk Swing with a heapin' helpin' of twang and sass, Miss Paula & The Twangbusters mix up their own high-energy dance cocktail of Retropolitan roots juke-joint rhythms! Led by dynamo Paula Bradley (Miss Paula), described as "Patsy Cline meets Bessie Smith" and "the love child of Loretta Lynn and Jerry Lee Lewis" on lead vocals, piano & ukulele, and joined my roots music masters on electric guitar, doghouse bass and drums, THE TWANGBUSTERS mix the best of honky tonk , barrelhouse and jump blues into a potent musical cocktail - you'll be 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 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.

OTHER BUSTERS! Kevin Maul - steel guitar (Lustre Kings); Peter Bearup - electric guitar; Bob Resnick -drums; June Drucker -bass; Jeff Giacomelli- sax

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
Profile Page
Active Since
Americana / Roots Rhythm/Juke Joint Swing / Retropolitan

Contact Info

Lee, MA
Paula Bradley 413-281-7336

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