TAMECA JONES - The Queen of Austin Soul. With special guest WILLIE J. LAWS
Friday 8/9 - The Queen of Austin Soul
TAMECA JONES and her BAND
with very special guest WILLIE J. LAWS The Last Prophet of The Funky Texas Blues
$15 advance / $18 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:00 show
When local Austin, TX native Tameca Jones opens her mouth and sings, jaws hit ground. Her honeyed and powerful vocals have been captivating her hometown for a little over ten years.
When local Austin, TX native Tameca Jones opens her mouth and sings, jaws hit ground. Her honeyed and powerful vocals have been captivating her hometown for a little over ten years and now she's heading North right to the Lizard Lounge! Tameca made a name for herself as the Queen of Austin Soul, blowing minds with her tasteful and vibrant interpretations of a diverse list of artists that include Tina Turner, Nirvana, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, and more. The Austin Chronicle called her interpretations sonic pretzels that juxtapose(s) crunchy jaggedness with her infectious, honeyed voice. Her WTF ability to go from soulful wailing to silky coos has won her devoted fans, accolades, and some high profile situations opening for Austin super stars Gary Clark Jr., Max Frost, Bob Schneider and other big touring acts. Opening the show is none other than Willie J. Laws, who since re-locating to Boston has been making quite a stir. Guitar slinger, songwriter and vocalist, Willie creates music that is a soulful mixture of South Texas Blues/Funk, classic R&B, Country, Rock & Roll.
Guitar deity and fellow Austinite Gary Clark Jr., who faithfully attended Tamecas shows whenever he was in town, asked her to sing on the song Wings for his latest album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. Rolling Stone called the song a slinky duet, while Andy Langer for Esquire Magazine called the song one of the best songs in the month of September and noted that the tweaky processing of Austin soul starlet Tameca Jones voice adds an early-Parliament-like trippiness.
Tameca Jones is set to release her highly anticipated debut EP in summer 2019. There is little doubt that she will soon be the next big name to break out of Texas.
Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|