Bitch, (Bitch and Animal, Shortbus, Bitch+The Exciting Conclusion) is known for her unique brand of electric violin performance art meets bass, ukulele and keytar rock. Her shows, like her name, are exercises in self-liberation.
Her most recent release, "Blasted!" came out on her own label, Short Story Records, and was funded entirely by her fans. The opening track "Kitchen," is an upbeat romp of a break-up song. "Open Up" and "Lost You"--feature Bitch's electric violin, distorted like a mean guitar. The last track, "Staying Alive"--an almost unrecognizable cover of the BeeGees' song--uses the ukulele as the front instrument.
Bitch has made a strong mark in music, film, print and theater. She started classical violin at 4, and later expanded her musical horizons by studying fiddling with Andrew Bird. She first burst onto the scene when her band, Bitch and Animal, toured with Ani Difranco in the U.S. and Europe and released two albums on Difranco's label, Righteous Babe Records. She starred as herself in the John Cameron Mitchell film "Shortbus" and went on to release her first solo album "Make This Break This" on the legendary indie Kill Rock Stars label. Once she started her own label, Short Story Records, Bitch produced an entire album of one of her musical idols, Ferron, called "Boulder." "Boulder" features performances by such luminaries as Ani Difranco, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls, JD Samson, (Le Tigre, MEN) and Samantha Parton (The Be Good Tanyas).
She and Cavallaro have just completed "Thunder" a documentary about Ferron, and are about to release a new album under the name BEACH.