Louise Bendall

Louise Bendall

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Louise Bendall creates acoustic bliss that has been described as “fun, funky folk.” She delivers music with raucous energy and raw honesty. Her stunningly well-written originals combine funky, jazzy guitar with distinctive, bluesy vocals that are “joyful yet aching” to make music that folkin grooves

Biography

Louise grew up in Louisianna singing in the church choir and classically trained on the piano. Many moons later at the University of Oregon, Louise borrowed a guitar from a friend to write her first song and eventually sold her share of a VW Bus to buy her first guitar. She has loved playing ever since.
Nowadays, this folk-jazz songwriter & performer resides on a farm in North Carolina where she enjoys writing songs influenced by the constants and variables in people, family life and her nomadic adventures.
Louise enjoys making music with other musicians.
In 2003, she joined forces with Hypatia Kingsley to create the band Watermelon Sugar. They have performed in coffee shops and bars all over the US and in China. Their third album, "Slice" is due out in December 2007.
In 2007, Louise and Elizabeth Freeman created the band Chocolate Martini Therapy. They enjoy playing in North Carolina and have many interesting stories to tell.

Lyrics

Heroes

Written By: Louise Bendall

Paparazzi chase after starlettes
we watch it and call it the news
televangelists preach hate and steal
asking what would Jesus do
There's garbage floating in the Pacific
it's growing bigger, getting worse
icebergs break up and melt into
polluted water and endless war
What's the world coming to
these strange, strange days
try to make it better, better
we are heroes in our own way
superheroes in our own way
Tasmanian devils are dying out
they'll soon be extinct from cancer
my children ask me why, why, why
but I cannot find any answers
What's the world coming to
these strange, strange days
try to make it better, better
we are heroes in our own way
superheroes in our own way
If you vote, if you vote, yeah if you vote
if you vote it's for the lesser of two evils
not even half of us try
apathy is American
like warm McApple pie
What's the world coming to
these strange, strange days
try to make it better, better
we are heroes in our own way
superheroes in our own way

Discography

Watermelon Sugar: "Sample" (2005)
Watermelon Sugar: "Something to Savor" (2006)
Watermelon Sugar: "Slice" (2007)

Set List

Louise typically plays two 45-minute sets of original music.
The occasional cover song may include a delightful acoustic folk version of AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long".