Shilpa Ray – “Good Time Girl”
Somehow, the main artist profiled in this excellent Grinderman road diary isn’t Nick Cave – it’s Shilpa Ray. Reading about all of the praise showered on her by Nick Cave and others led me to seek out her music, and it certainly merits the acclaim. Shilpa has been playing the harmonium since the age of 6 and was born with a voice that can overpower even the most raucous output from her squeezebox. Check out some of her solo stuff on teh Youtubes, then stream a performance over at Daytrotter by her band: Shilpa Ray and the Happy Hookers. They are set to perform at Fitzgerald’s on April 20th with Acid Mothers Temple, see you there.