Tuesday, September 27, 2011

SoundLand 2011 MVP Award: Larissa Maestro

Posted By on Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 2:32 PM

Way back in 2008, when SoundLand was called Next Big Nashville (remember that?!), we nodded to local drummer Tyler Coppage as the fest's MVP in our Spin coverage. He played with Caitlin Rose, We Were the States and some band of fools called Shoot the Mountain — and he did it all in one evening. Pretty impressive stuff.

But it looks as though a different local player topped Coppage's record at this year's SoundLand. Cellist, guitarist, singer and bandurria player Larissa Maestro played four sets this weekend. Four! She provided vocals and/or instrumentation for Jasmin Kaset, Uncle Skeleton, Caitlin Rose and My So-Called Band (How could you have "Something in the Way" without cello?) and for that, we commend her. I also hear that she's recently had some vocals featured in a seasonal Old Navy commercial or two. Hey Maestro! Take a break every once in a while. What are you, trying to live up to your surname or something? When reached for comment, Maestro responded with, "Whew. What day is it?"

If you know of someone who contributed to as many or more sets than Maestro, tell us, and we'll share the glory/prizes with him or her as well. And to see more photos from this year's SoundLand performances, visit this link.

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