Daniela Gesundheit from Snowblink
The band Snowblink features the music of Daniela Gesundheit with a rotatating roster of four to seven boy back-up singers, fiddle, harp, electric guitar, banjo, pedal steel and party trumpets. The band members say their performances "often err on the side of theatrical," because they aim to make them more festive. They disperse bells and party-poppers throughout the audience. "Ruby," from their second album, My Oh My Avalanche, showcases Gesundheit's undulating voice and instrumentation.
While Snowblink is currently based in San Francisco, the project has members all across the U.S. and Canada, comprising a "little black book" of members on call should a tour bring Gesundheit to their city. Snowblink has released two independent records since 2004: Interim at Afton Villa and Avalanche, which was recorded in Los Angeles, Berkeley, San Francisco, Toronto and Middletown, Conn., in the Spring of 2006. To support Avalanche, Snowblink has toured through the U.S. and Canada, playing venues ranging from small houses to a Patti Smith show. The albums will soon be on iTunes.
Gesundheit, a Los Angeles native, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in composition and South Indian vocals from Wesleyan University in 2005. She also performed with several dance and performance art troupes in Los Angeles, including the Collage Dance Theater under the direction of Heidi Duckler and music composed by EAR Unit's Amy Knoles.