what the world needs.
Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.
Because what the world needs is
people who have come alive." ~ Howard Thurman
About the Hussies, our Music &
8 years of bringing you
Music & Fun
Since early in 2004, the Wee Brazen Hussies have been sharing
music that spans the centuries and the globe.
Best described as
occasionally tender and frequently saucy renditions of Folk, Celtic
& original songs, you can just think of it as great Folk music with a sassy
Many of our selections are well over 100 years old...even if we
aren't...("Barb is actually closer to 100
years than I am!" - Deb), and we're always looking for great songs that most of the audience probably
has not heard before.
intersperse these old tunes with more familiar favorites, add some
originals, and toss in just a dash of Hussie Humor as we keep folks
singing and laughing along, and being as much a force in our gigs as
In fact, when you come to a gig, you'll see that the audience
becomes an integral part of the performance, which ensures that
everyone leaves with a smile on their face and a song in their
You'll also see that every show is different, and our collection of strange and
fascinating instruments keeps getting better and better…or at least
larger! - see the list below. Well, honestly, Barb thinks they're
fascinating; other folks just think they're strange...Oh yes, we play them, too! Try and stop us!!!
All of this makes the Wee Brazen Hussies just a "wee
bit" different from other acoustic groups, and keeps the Hussies’
fans growing in number and coming back for more music and fun.
The Wee Brazen Hussies are based in Lincoln, NE, and
perform in southeast Nebraska and beyond. They also host occasional
“Hussie House Concerts” for musicians traveling through the area.
They are currently taking a little break, but remain best friends
and a "return" is not entirely out of the question at some point in
Autoharp, Classical Guitar, Djembe, Penny
Whistle, Recorder, Banjo, Mandolin, Bodhrán,
Electronic Bagpipes, Keyboard, Strum Stick,
Bowed Psaltery, Harmonicas, Harps, Native
American Flutes, Bones, Guiro, Bob Stick,
Assorted Shakers &
Other Nifty Percussion
and last but not least...
a Nose Flute (Hey,
is that a real instrument?...Absolutely!)
Schmidt Autoharp; Yamaha Classical Guitar; Fehr & Hohner Recorders; LP Djembe & Bongos; Albert Alphonso Bodhrán; William Rees Harps;
Yamaha Keyboard; Hohner Concertina; Hohner & Huang
Harmonicas; Baylor Epinette; Deering Banjo; Hondo II
Mandolin; Song of the Wood Bowed Psaltery; Ross Electronic
Bagpipes; Generation Penny Whistles; Spirit
of the Woods Native American Flute,
Native American Flute;
Sound System...Fishman Solo Amp 220, with Yamaha mixer
Audience Comments about Wee Brazen Hussies
Quick Reference - Past Gigs by Location
liked everything...the great songs...the harmonies...the humor!" | "You
two really click!"
meet the nicest people at a Hussies Concert-I feel like I know
everyone!" | "You
sound absolutely fantastic"
"I love the songs,...you gals
are great; where are you
playing next" | "You're a real shot in the arm after a
"We can tell you're having fun up there" | "I really like the
arrangements & the harmonies" | "What's a Nose Flute?"
"This is so much more fun than the scrap booking party I just left!"
| "How many instruments do you two play!?"
"I never get tired of seeing the Hussies!" | "I haven't laughed that much in ages!"
"You always make me feel happier!" | "Your bodhrán
tipper is made out of WHAT!!!"
"Really, what IS a Nose Flute?"