Thanks for visiting KXCI’s Locals Only – Tucson, AZ.
We’re coming at you this week with another live, in-studio performance from Feverfew! They are joining us in Studio 2A for an hour of music and conversation. The show is hosted this week by Sophie Gibson-Rush.
A little bit about feverfew:
Sissy Flowers – Guitar/Vocals
Molly Ragan – Bass
Bill Baron – Drums
Feverfew began as a way for Sissy Flowers to prepare herself for the upcoming 2017-2018 winter. Chicago has those winter steel-grey skies that go on for weeks which causes even the heartiest among us unable to focus or care about the good things in life. This was especially true in Sissy’s case. The inspiration for Feverfew came during that winter when she ended an important relationship and needed to build a strong foundation to keep the demons of her mind at bay.
Sissy originally was a bass player; everything that she wrote was on the bass. However, she felt that this was not the instrument to start her new project. She picked up a guitar that had been gathering dust in her room for the past six years and began to write. Luckily for Tucson, she didn’t make it through the winter! She packed all of her worldly possessions in her car and drove back full-speed to Tucson, where she was determined to continue her work on Feverfew as a fully-functioning band.
As Feverfew began to develop, it had an edge to it. There were simply too many minor chords accompanied by intense and emotional vocals. Enter Molly. Molly Ragan, who plays the, bass added fuzzed-out, evocative, and thoughtful bass lines. Her playing brought a sense of excitement to the group that made it feel as though a simple, three-piece group could exude just as much enthusiasm as a band twice its size. Add Bill Baron’s unhinged drumming to the mix and the result is a sound that reminds you to take life a little less seriously, relax, and have a little fun!
Feverfew jokes that they are Tucson’s leading DESSERT-ROCK band. However, they base that on appearances alone. Sometimes rainbow pastel and glitter don’t taste as good as they look. Fortunately, they sound better than they taste.
This live performance wouldn’t be possible without the volunteers who help us wrangle all of those angry pixies through the wires, tubes, and airwaves! Thanks goes out to:
Live Audio & Video Engineering by:
Post-production editing and web page by:
Remember to visit the Locals Only website weekly to catch another great performance by one of our great local musical artists.