Reecy Pontiff’s southern-fried vaudeville sound began performing smutty songs in New Orleans burlesque shows. Now this professional vagabond spends her time in New Orleans and Colorado Springs, CO as a tour guide; the rest of the year she roams the globe with her 8-string ukulele. Reecy has lived in seven time zones on three continents.
Reecy’s original songs are clever and candid. With lyrics mined from her unusual wayfaring existence, they bounce between oddball, toe-tapping tunes and gritty, heart-wrenching ballads. In her live shows she plays bluegrass Brittany Spears covers; sweet, folksy Sex Pistols songs; and traditionals like “The Cat Came Back.” Reecy’s influences include Southern Culture on the Skids, Mae West, Amanda Palmer and Tom Waits. While plenty of her music is “adults only,” she regularly delights crowds with a family-friendly show.
Reecy completed her third international tour for the new “Mississippi Mountain Mud” album in 2017. In true gypsy style, the tour spanned 12 states and four countries over the course of seven months. Her first two albums are “The Fabulous Sideshow Apocalypse” (2009) and the “Rocky Mountain Flirt” EP (2015).
Reecy’s music has been played on New Orleans’ WWOZ, San Francisco’s Radio Valencia, Colorado’s KCMJ and Burning Man’s BMIR radio and more. She’s performed in over 30 burlesque shows, including Slow Burn Burlesque and Bella Blue’s Dirty Dime Peep Show in New Orleans, Red Hots Burlesque in San Francisco and Burlesque in Times Square in New York City.