Batata Doce is a Georgia-born outfit that combines the worlds of Brazilian folk music and psychedelic Appalachia. Vocalist/guitarist Leticia Arioli hails from Florianopolis, Brazil and her voice brings an authentic spice to the city rhythms and melodies of guitarist Russell Owens, who hails from the mountains of western North Carolina.
Leticia crafts a soulfully high-energy sound of the Portuguese/English variety, while Russell delivers a more traditionally rock-influenced and finger picking guitar style. The two lead a procession of musicians that includes Justin Hughes (guitar), Justin Sias (bass) and Todd Morrison (drums), Todd Barnett (saxophone) and Ripley Torres (percussion).
The group's self-released, three-song demo (which can be heard here) evoke smooth, Latin lounge sounds and baroque jazz that conceal hints of pop minimalism and garage rock rhythms.
This Sun., Sept. 21 Batata Doce will hit the road for a few tour dates stretching up and down the east coast.
Click below for tour dates.
9/21 BCHQ (Bull City Headuarters) in downtown DURHAM
9/22 The Cave in CHAPEL HILL
9/23 Tea Bazaar in CHARLOTTESVILLE
9/24 Velvet Lounge in WASHINGTON D.C.
9/25 day off
9/26 The Fire in PHILADELPHIA
9/27 Piano's in MANHATTAN
9/28 Goodbye Blue Mondays in BROOKLYN
9/29 Tritone in PHILADELPHIA
9/30 to be announced in ROANOKE
10/1 The Triple in RICHMOND
10/2 The Spazzatorium in GREENVILLE N.C.
10/3 Hunter Gatherer in COLUMBIA
10/4 The Hangfire in SAVANNAH
3 days off
10/8 The Bottletree in BIRMINGHAM (with CORDERO)
10/9 Atlanta at The Earl (with CORDERO)
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That was January of 2007, and they are 21 now, so I'm guessing 14?
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