Concert - Miss Tess and the Talkbacks
Date: March, 22nd 2013 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Miss Tess and the Talkbacks perform at 7:30 pm at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. This is part of the Arts Council’s Torch Nights series. http://ketchikanarts.org/event/miss-tess-the-talkbacks-torch-night-performance
Miss Tess is a Brooklyn-based performing songwriter and bandleader. She currently tours with a tight-knit quartet complete with sax/clarinet, upright bass, drums, and herself on guitar and vocals. Similar to artists such as Tom Waits, Randy Newman, Madeleine Peyroux, or Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, Miss Tess draws inspiration from older styles of music, and uses those sounds in the service of her own personality.
Critics have had a hard time assigning Tess’ music to a specific genre; when she still lived in Boston she won a Boston Music Award for “Outstanding Folk Artist of the Year” (2008), in 2009 she received a nomination for “Best Jazz Act”, and in 2010 was nominated for “Best Roots Act” by the Boston Phoenix. Miss Tess & The Talkbacks have not only played in most venues in Boston, but are hardened road warriors.
Darling, oh Darling, the fifth release from Miss Tess, shows the performing artist and songwriter transcending the retro-label often appended to her music in the past. Although the music maintains a certain feeling of nostalgia, upon a few listens one will find unique personality and a fresh approach in these original compositions.
Torch Nights Benefits Card Holders: $15
Ted Ferry Civic Center