Broadside Electric

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Broadside Electric
Background information
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
GenresFolk rock
Years active1990 – present
LabelsClever Sheep Records
MembersJoe D'Andrea
Amy Ksir
Tom Rhoads
Jim Speer
Helene Zisook
Past membersMelissa Demian
Rachel Hall

Broadside Electric is an American folk rock (self-described as "folk music with teeth") band from Philadelphia. Formed in 1990, and is still active as of July 2017.[1] Audiences expect an erudite and eclectic mix of traditional material, including Child ballads, foreign language songs, and humorous, obscure, and sometimes absurd.


Broadside in the name is taken from the single-side printed song lyric sheets which became popular in the 16th century.

The band was formed in 1990 by Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College students and alumni Rachel Hall, Tom Rhoads, Jim Speer, and Helene Zisook.

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  1. ^ "FP: Minstrel". Retrieved 2017-06-11.

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