Low Cut Connie

(Photo: Anya Graetch)

Low Cut Connie's appearance last summer in the CPR Performance Studio was one of the most memorable sessions we recorded in 2016. The Philadelphia band -- led by pianist Adam Weiner -- had remarkable energy: Just watch the video of "Shake It Little Tina" for evidence. 

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Low Cut Connie returned to our studio last month following the release of "Dirty Pictures (Part 1)" -- a record which several of our hosts selected as one of their favorite albums of the year so far. The band performed four songs and spoke with Alisha Sweeney about the themes of empathy on "Dirty Pictures (Part 1)," its growing reputation as a great live band and the forthcoming "Part 2" companion album. 

Stream the session above. Interview highlights:

Singer and pianist Adam Weiner on the band's recent tours:

"Traveling around the country as we have now for years, we're very fortunate to meet all kinds of different people from all walks of life. We play big theaters, we play little divey bars. Because of that we have -- unlike other artists -- the ability to meet all kinds of different people.

"A couple of years ago, we did a radio show and they brought in all the people from the schizophrenic home. So we did a concert for a bus full of schizophrenics from the local hospital. That was one of the best shows we ever did."

Songs performed:

  • "Forever"
  • "Angela"
  • "Revolution Rock N Roll"
  • "What Size Shoe"