How does woman with a degree in Applied Physics become a nationally touring Singer/Songwriter? While studying engineering at the Colorado School of Mines she became obsessed with live music. One show at Red Rocks Amphitheater prompted her to admit aloud “I think need to do that!” The voice in her head just wouldn’t let go. In 2001, after getting laid-off from a job, she began busking in the Boston Subways, finally allowing herself to follow that voice.

Since then, Teresa has become an international live performer of joyful strength and riveting, emotional power. Her soulful-Americana songwriting balances on the fence between folk and jazz, drawing comparisons to Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, and Shawn ColvinAudience members say it’s like seeing Bonnie Raitt when she first started. She has recorded 3 studio and 2 live albums and toured nationally for 12 years, bringing her songs to theaters, clubs, coffeehouses, and living rooms. In 2009 she returned to Colorado after 10 years in the Boston music scene.

Her latest album “Come Clean“(2014) produced by Philip Parker and Jamie Mefford (Gregory Alan Isakov) has garnered international attention, being chosen for The Top Country/Americana Albums of 2015 by Martin Chilton of The Telegraph (UK). John Apice of No Depression Magazine states “Emmylou Harris would find a wealth of inspiration in these songs…” She was chosen a 2015 GrassyHill New Folk Finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival, selected as an Emerging Artist at the 2015 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and received Honorable Mention in the 2015 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriter’s Competition.

–John Apice, No Depression Magazine.

“She inhabits her songs so fully you can’t help but be pulled into her world.” – Boston Herald writer Daniel Gewertz

“Mesmerizing vocal riffs…bounding folk-rock sound.” – Northeast Performer

“One of the most inventive writers and solid performers of the current crop of singer/songwriters coming out of Boston. [She] makes me proud to be one.” – veteran singer/songwriter Vance Gilbert

“Infuses contemporary singer/songwriter with traditional folk vibe. It’s no wonder she’s being recognized in her genre.” –Soundcheck Magazine

“The only other time I’ve had this kind of reaction to a performer was when Bonnie Raitt first started doing the rounds of small venues… it was that same thrill of connection.” –Dayle Ann Stratton (fan)

“She could be the love child of Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews.” – Brian Kelly (fan)


Annie Stratton (Dayle Ann)   Reply  

So, hey, what did I say? I WAS RIGHT! I am really glad to see things going well for you, Teresa. Miss your shows- wish I could move back to Colorado so I could hang out and see your new stuff in person.

PS: how can I change my email address on your mailing list?   Reply  

Hi Dayle Ann!
So great to hear from you:) Thank you sooo much for your awesome quote that I still use!
Are you in Vermont still? I will be in Cape Cod/Boston Jul 25/26. Not sure when I’ll get back to where you are, come to Colorado if you can!
I will change your email to the new address that you put in with this message.
much love,

I just saw you perform at Unity of Boulder today, & for the 2nd time, I was touched so deeply by your music that I had tears in my eyes. You’re so tremendously tallanted Teresa!

Steve Janney   Reply  

I really enjoyed listening to you and your band at the Roost last night! Your singing was very soulfull and moving, and I was even more impressed when I got home and played the 2 cd’s. Hope to hear you play live again soon!


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