Bliss Blood

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Bliss Blood
BornOmaha, Nebraska, United States
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, ukulele
Years active1988–present
Associated actsThe Moonlighters, Pain Teens, The Melvins, Al Street

Bliss Blood is a musician and songwriter born in Omaha, Nebraska. She lived and worked in Houston, Texas before moving to New York City in 1996. She has written and recorded two albums with virtuoso guitarist Al Street, five albums with New York jazz band The Moonlighters from 2000–2009, and six albums from 1988–1995 with Houston noise rock band Pain Teens. She has also recorded with The Melvins and many other groups.

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Bliss Blood is primarily a songwriter who writes songs and plays ukulele in the 1920s & '30s jazz-themed New York City group The Moonlighters, formed in 1998. She writes original songs, rare in the "retro jazz" genre, and The Moonlighters released 4 CDs on their own label, Onliest Records, toured Germany four times, in 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2009, and released their fifth CD, "Enchanted", on WorldSound Records in 2009. The current lineup of the band includes actress/singer/screenwriter Cindy Ball on vocals and guitar, John Pinella on steel guitar, Rus Wimbish on acoustic bass, Al Street on guitar, and Jim Fryer on horns.

She also collaborates with guitarist Al Street. In 2015 they released their third cd, 14 unoriginal songs, titled "Unspun" on Bliss' Onliest Records label. They have previously released two CDs, Evanescent (10 original songs) and Live on the Lilac (17 cover tunes). They had two original songs featured in the independent New York City film Hello Lonesome, directed by Adam Reid, released May 27, 2011.

The Independent Shakespeare Company [1] headed by actor David Melville performed Bliss Blood's original songs onstage in their August 2012 staging of A Comedy of Errors. [1]


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