Miss Tess

Miss Tess and the Talkbacks

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“Deftly traverses the borderlines between early Tom Waits-esque lounge ballads, old timey country, a dollop of folk rock and a sprinkle of catchy jazz…Miss Tess’s deep, booming voice is alternately seductive and sexy, and is a pure joy to listen to.” — Pop Matters

“I don’t know of anyone else right now touring in the Americana scene that has such an eclectic, jazzy, old school and interesting vibe. There’s an authenticity present in Miss Tess’ music. It is not contrived, not too far a stretch for the skeptical imagination. She is real. And she is rare.”
— No Depression

“Nashville meets Brooklyn…country chic.”
— Village Voice

Inspired by styles of vintage swing, blues, country, and early rock-n-roll, the band draws comparisons to artists such as Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Peggy Lee, and Chuck Berry, but maintains a style all of her own. Winner of the 2008 Boston Music Award “Outstanding Folk Artists of the Year.” Notable performances include the Cayamo Cruise, the Washington Folk Festival, Burlington Jazz Festival, Regattabar Jazz Fest, Floydfest, Florida Folk Festival, Clearwater Jazz Festival, Blissfest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, American Roots Fest, Green River Festival, .