A LAFF Interview with Reformed Whores
The band The Magnetic Fields has a song called “Two Characters in Search of a Country Song,” a wistful track about love and danger. One could say that country music in and of itself is shorthand for love and danger, but to Marie Anderson and Katy Frame, the lonesome cowgirls of the Reformed Whores, it’s shorthand for funny ladies in pastel-colored frocks singing about venereal diseases and the word slut.
1) You say you are reformed whores. Could you describe the journey by which you became whores and then were reformed?
We became whores the old fashioned way… through a job placement service. But really, we were born to be whores. We’ve been trying to please everyone around us since we came out of the womb! After a while though, we got tired of the daily grind(ing) and decided it was time for us to join forces and follow our dreams of becoming the greatest country western comedy band fronted by two ex-whores there ever was… It’s been a pretty sweet journey thus far.
2) What drew you to the world of country music? Have you always been fans of country or is there just something about it that makes it the perfect vehicle for comedy?
We are both huge fans of the 1960’s country music era. There is something about the story telling quality of country songs that is very conducive to humor. You know, June Carter and Dolly Parton are two of the funniest gals ever! Country music has offered us the perfect vehicle to be sweet and lovable, and then side swipe the audience with a dirty ditty. It’s a natural fit!
3) You recently funded a Kickstarter campaign to record your first album. How is that going? When can fans expect it to be released?
A Kickstarter campaign ain’t easy, but thanks to our friends, family, and fans, we reached our goal of $10,000 in 30 days! We are tickled pink with excitement and are going into the recording studio first thing in June. If all goes according to plan, you can hopefully expect our debut album sometime this summer! Stay tuned for more updates at www.reformedwhores.com
Reformed Whores perform at Salvage Vanguard Theater on Saturday, May 12 at 11:00pm.
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