“All way from Lisbon, Portugal comes Rita Braga. This charming and beautiful Ukulele queen with a voice of velvet plays a brilliant mishmash of sound. Combining Julee Cruise esque Lounge with a strange mix of folk ranging from Serbian, Hawaiian, and Appalachian Mountain music, Rita Braga’s sound is truly unique and refreshing.”
Rita Braga's debut album CHERRIES THAT WENT TO THE POLICE, produced by Bernardo Devlin, features guest musicians Chris Carlone (Borts Minorts) on the slide guitar, piano, banjo, whip, drums and ski bass, Nik Phelps (Tom Waits, Frank Zappa) on the clarinet, Yvette Dudoit (Fort King) on the slide guitar, Jef Hogan-Buffa (Amanda Jo Williams), Rui Dâmaso (Loosers), Hernani Faustino (Red Trio) and Ignatz B.
CHERRIES THAT WENT TO THE POLICE was recorded in beautiful home studios in Lisbon, Philadelphia, Ghent, Los Angeles and Buenos Aires, and mixed by Bernardo Devlin in Lisbon. The cover art is a drawing by Aleksandar Zograf.
watch the 5 official videos of Cherries That Went To The Police!
"Under The Moon" directed by Paulo Abreu, shot on super 8mm featuring RB and public domain Fleischer cartoons
"Ramblin' Man" directed by Chris Carlone in Chinatown, NYC
"Rockin' Back Inside My Heart" directed by Chris Wagganer in Holllywood, CA
"River Of No Return" directed by Chris Wagganer in Holllywood, CA
"You're The Cream in My Coffee" directed by Loto Ball and Elena Brocade in Chicago, IL
released 26 September 2011
© Rita Braga and Bernardo Devlin