Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Stephanie Briggs and the Oso opened the show at Joe's bar in Chicago for Cross Canadian Ragweed on March second. Stephanie and her husband and music partner "the Oso, Spanish for bear" are residents of New Braunfels, Texas which is also where a couple of the guys from Ragweed call home. Her first CD entitled "spark: was released in January 2006 and features an eclectic mix of indie style songs that can have an explosive sound that reminds me of the Pixies and maybe because she covered the song "cannonball" in her set, the Breeders also come to mind, which was a perfect song to suit her style. Stephanie has a new release coming out soon called "birds barely know us" and it features Cody Canada of Cross Canadian Ragweed on guitar as well. Look for it in stores soon. She is highly original and stands out above other artists from Texas that sometimes sound the same.