Meet Pezzettino

Photo by Kevin Groen

Pezzettino (Margaret Stutt) is one of our favorite new faces on the Milwaukee folk scene; to quote ourselves, she ‘takes the folk ‘bellower’ down an entirely different avenue, using the best pop leanings to create a unique sound that belies a creative musician equipped with a firm grip on a new take of an old Wisconsin standby.’

She kindly took five to talk with us and donate a song.
MP3 “Pendulum,” Pezzettino

Fan-Belt: What does Pezzettino mean?
Margaret Stutt: Pezzettino is in reference to the children’s illustration book by Leo Lionni. It means little piece; the story is about realizing one’s self-worth and independence.

F-B: Who are are your squeezebox heroes?
MS: If I have to choose a squeezebox hero, it would be Yann Tiersen. My broader, true musical heroine is Billie Holiday.

F-B: What’s your song ‘Pendulum’ about?
MS: Pendulum is about the unexpected shift in feelings towards someone, from optimistic bliss to…”never speak to me again.”

F-B: Jolie Holland. Yay or Nay?
MS: Sorry, who? Honestly, I’m so out of the loop… I’m working on being more in touch.

Pezzettino plays 7 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 3 at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design; 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at The 8th Note at UWM. Hear her interview and performance 10 a.m. & 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 on WUWM 89.7-FM Milwaukee Public Radio.


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