Bitch is a singer who plays electric violin, bass, ukulele and keytar.
Her new album is indie-electro rock fronted by her electric violin. She is joined on stage by an Alligator who operates the “machine.” Together, they make hopeful, sometimes funny and poetically serious dance-y rock.
Bitch started studying classical violin at 4, and later expanded her musical horizons by studying fiddling with Andrew Bird. Her band, Bitch and Animal, toured with Ani Difranco in the U.S. and Europe and released two albums on Difranco’s label, Righteous Babe Records.
She starred as herself in the John Cameron Mitchell film Shortbus, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Bitch went on to release her first solo album Make This Break This on Kill Rock Stars.
In 2008, she started her own label, Short Story Records and released an ep B+TEC! with her Brooklyn-based rock trio Bitch +The Exciting Conclusion.
That same year, Bitch produced and released an entire album of one of her musical idols, Ferron, called Boulder. Boulder features performances by Ani Difranco, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls, JD Samson, (Le Tigre, MEN) and Samantha Parton (The Be Good Tanyas).
In 2010, she released Blasted! on Short Story Records, funded entirely by her fans via Kickstarter.
Bitch has also recently completed Thunder & Lighten-ing, a documentary and new album she and Billie Jo Cavallaro have produced of Ferron, which will also be released on Short Story in 2013.
-—————-WHAT THE PRESS SAYS ABOUT BITCH:
“On stage, the violinist/vocalist is a force to be reckoned with.” Flavorpill
“Bitch is an indie hero known for her fierce fiddling and political fire.” Time Out, NY
“Bitch’s mouthy wordplay and virtuous electric violin playing are ferociously hot” – The Village Voice, New York
“Her electrifying stage persona hasn’t mellowed a bit.” Time Out, Chicago
“Renaissance woman” Windy City Times, Chicago
“A wild-spirited breed of folk troubador” Decider, Austin