The Lascivious Biddies to perform at Ozarks

Release Date: 2/6/2009

Clarksville, Ark. --- The Lascivious Biddies, an all-female pop quartet out of New York City, will perform at the University of the Ozarks on Tuesday, Feb. 17, as part of the university's Walton Arts & Ideas Series.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased by calling 479-979-1346. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Walton Fine Arts Center on the Clarksville campus.

The Lascivious Biddies are known for blending jazz, pop, and cabaret with four-part harmonies for a fresh, genre-defying sound. The quartet includes Deidre Rodman Struck on piano, melodica and vocals; Lee Ann Westover on lead vocals; Saskia Lane on bass and vocals; and Ila Cantor on guitar and vocals.

The band has gained a steady following and has performed its energetic and tightly woven show in some of the nation’s hottest venues. They have appeared on The Food Network, The Discovery Channel and Fuse TV, and their music has been featured on National Public Radio and the BBC. They have released two CDs and two EPs, including Love You Mean It in 2007.

The Washington Post calls them “Manhattan’s hippest girl group,” and The Austin American Statesman states, “If the Donna’s are rock’s answer to girl power, then The Lascivious Biddies are jazz’s answer to female singularity.” The Orlando Sentinel said, “Surprising also might describe The Lascivious Biddies, a charming, musically skilled and stylistically diverse group that reflects the broad range of influences of its members.”

For more information on the concert, please contact WAIS Director Ginny Sain at 479-979-1346.