MISS TESS AND THE TALKBACKS with special guest LYLE BREWER
MISS TESS AND THE TALKBACKS
with very special guest LYLE BREWER
$12 advance / $15 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:00 show (Lyle Brewer at 9:00 Miss Tess for 2 sets starting at 10)
The amazing MISS TESS AND THE TALKBACKS return to The Lizard Lounge! The (now) Nashville-based singer and her band make swinging, jumpin' modern vintage music that nods to the traditions of saloon jazz, country swing, early rockabilly, and New Orleans second line, yet somehow maintains a unique and personal sound.
Contemporary and timeless. More than merely emulating her obvious influences, Miss Tess effectively situates herself on a pedestal right beside them, resulting in a set of songs that swings, sways, rocks and evokes her own personal perspective. Baby, We All Know is an excellent compendium of modern Americana distilled in all its forms. Miss Tess is a sweet seductress, one whose charms are increasingly harder and harder to resist. Catch her while you can. No Depression
"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
TONIGHT'S GUEST: LYLE BREWER
Lyle Brewers new solo guitar album Juno is the result of two things: the snowstorms that consumed Boston in the early months of 2015 and the sobriety that saved his life. Juno was released on the one-year anniversary of Brewers decision to get sober, and its stripped-down, acoustic instrumental songs reveal a newfound sense of clarity and renewal. Juno, whichmade the Boston Globes list of Best Local Albums of 2015, showcases the cool sophistication of his guitar playing, not to mention his evolution as a songwriter (Boston Globe). The first blizzard of the season hit Boston on January 27, 2015 andshut down the city for three days. That blizzard, Juno, lent its name to the title track. Every storm that winter, Brewer wrote a song. He wrote more over the summer, even as he was finishing up work on his self-titled record (released June 4, 2015).The only reason I was able to do this is because I got sober, he says. Period. Sobriety saved my ass big time. I am extremely proud of this album. I am extremely lucky to have supportive people in my life. I am grateful to be alive, to be sober, to be able to make music for a living.
MISS TESS AND THE TALKBACKS:
Miss Tess says as a child her nights ended in music. Her parents would sing her to sleep with the gentle, tender sounds of American folk music, occasionally interrupted by their 30s swing band rehearsing in the basement. All grown up, her and her band The Talkbacks [;Thomas Bryan Eaton on electric guitar, and a rotating cast on the bass and drums]; regularly steal the show at venues with something a little rowdier and more eclectic. Infused with classic country and honky-tonk, southern blues, New Orleans jazz and swing, and sounds of swamp pop and early rock n' roll, she and her band take pride they are able to blend so many different styles of American roots music and call it their own. Tess is not only very skilled on her own soloing guitar chops, but has been able to hand-pick some of the best accompanying musicians throughout the years as she has toured through all fifty states. Currently based in Nashville, Tess and her band seem to be both from everywhere and nowhere. Between the fusion of their musical styles and constant shows on the road, they are the embodiment of everything that it still home-grown in America.
Miss Tess & The Talkbacks have just released a brand new single, "One Match Fire", on rootsy label Signature Sounds. The song was included on a 7" vinyl for this year's Record Store Day. Showcasing a new exploration into a country-rock direction, this tune proves to be a catchy look into a new sound for the band. Their next full-length release is eagerly anticipated.
"One of the toughest things about camping is getting the fire started -- go without it, and you'll end up hungry and chilly. But real masters can get it done with a single match, and Miss Tess & The Talkbacks' 'One Match Fire' is a similar feat of excellence. A quick, sharp rhythm section drives the upbeat Americana tune, which ruminates on how it can be tough to kickstart a relationship and keep it going. The song even manages to recall both Karen Dalton and Fleetwod Mac in one swift sweep, and was born out of a real-life camping adventure." The Bluegrass Situation Song of the Week pick
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