Monday, November 30, 2009

Zee Avi: Honey Bee, First of the Gang, Just You and Me

NPR Tiny Desk Concert, November 23, 2009.

Malaysian-born singer-songwriter Zee Avi owes a large portion of her success to the Internet. Hers is an increasingly familiar but still noteworthy story: After posting a few songs on YouTube and MySpace, Avi was discovered by Patrick Keeler of the rock group The Raconteurs. Keeler, in turn, forwarded the songs to the manager of The White Stripes and The Shins. Within a month, Avi signed a deal with Brushfire Records, the label partially owned by singer Jack Johnson. She released her self-titled debut album earlier this year.

{Bio by NPR's Bob Boilen]

Zee's version of "First of the Gang" - best Morrissey cover ever.