“The world was on fire,” recalls Miss. Tess. “Of all the sadness and loss already experienced through the onset of a global pandemic, I thought maybe it all happened for a reason. Most of our working systems came to a standstill for the first time in recent history, and the world had time to listen, watch, and react.”
For those who are unfamiliar with Miss Tess, she has a beautiful, passionate voice, which seems as if it should have existed in an era that was better prepared to appreciate this sort of slyly innovative swing. She is a rare and special poet who also happens to be a stellar singer/musician. Additionally, her music is not overproduced and that’s something we can’t say about many mainstream artists these days.
Miss Tess is ready for real change
“Real Change” was co-produced by Miss Tess and Thomas Bryan Eaton (guitar), and also features Lindsay Lou and Rachael Davis (background vocals), John Pahmer (piano, organ), Rhees Williams (bass), and Dan Holmes (drums).
Remember these names, remember this music, because decades from now we’ll be comparing Miss Tess to the likes of Patsy Cline as a true classic.
Miss Tess will donate 100% of the song’s proceeds to Nashville racial justice nonprofit Gideon’s Army, a community-based, grassroots organization that uses restorative justice programs to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline through social activism by children, families, and the community. Utilizing research-based best practices combined with community outreach, Gideon’s Army builds its restorative justice programs based upon this information and uses program results to guide its policy work.
July 3 – The Brick Church Social @ Farm Fresh Eggs – Nashville, TN*
July 8 – Purple Fiddle – Thomas, WV
July 10 – Red Wing Roots Music Festival – Mount Solon, VA
July 15 – Colony – Woodstock. NY**
July 16 – Rose Hall – Cortland, NY**
July 17 – Abilene Bar & Lounge – Rochester, NY**
July 18 – Argyle Brewing Company – Cambridge, NY**
July 21 – The Barn – Egremont, MA**^
July 22 – Sunny’s – Brooklyn, NY**
July 23 – Americana In The Archway – Brooklyn, NY**
July 24 – Augusta Block Party Honky Tonk Dance – Elkins, WV
July 30 – The Burl – Lexington, KY^^
August 14 – East Nashville Tomato Art Fest – Nashville, TN
*w/ Thomas Bryan Eaton & Hobson’s Choice, Kristina Murray, & Joshua Rilko
**duo w/ Thomas Bryan Eaton^w/ Lydia Luce
^^w/ John R. Miller