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How did a Swede with a lilting voice and a loop pedal get to ride with the Krewe of Muses for Mardi Gras? Time and talent. Multi-instrumentalist Theresa Andersson moved to New Orleans in 1990 with bluesman Anders Osborne, and after their musical and romantic ties fizzled, she began to chase her own muse. Her songs are always rhythmic and occasionally blue, but their dreaminess has nothing in common with modern R&B and only a distant relationship — mostly in their vocal arrangements — to the genre's pioneers. Her latest album, Street Parade (Basin Street), is light, lively and lovely; the title track may not sound like a traditional Mardi Gras tune, but Andersson's vision of celebration and sorrow rings true on multiple levels.
Fri., June 15, 7:30 p.m., $12, with Lucius, Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St., 215-928-0770, tinangel.com.