Miss Tess & The Talkbacks is a grooving rock ‘n’ roll band rooted in swinging blues, throwback country, and rockabilly music from Brooklyn, NY. Front and center in this tight quartet is soulful songwriter and skilled guitarist, Miss Tess.
With multiple US tours and several releases under their belts, Miss Tess & The Talkbacks has proven to be one of the most exciting acts on the blossoming Americana scene. The band, with its self-described modern vintage sound, is currently in the studio writing and recording material for their tenth album. A sneak preview of two of their new tunes will be released as a 45 single and download in spring, 2015 on Signature Sounds Recordings (Lake Street Dive, Eilen Jewell, Chris Smither, Josh Ritter, Erin McKeown).
Their most recent release, The Love I Have For You, (2013 Signature Sounds Recordings) features six covers and one new original, and pays homage to some of Tess’s favorite singers and songwriters including Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Neil Young, Ted Hawkins, Randy Newman, and Hank Williams. The album was produced by Miss Tess & The Talkbacks and recorded and mixed by Devin Greenwood (Norah Jones, Anais Mitchell, Amos Lee) in Brooklyn, NY. “Each artist we covered has held a special place in the history of our lives, as well as in the history of American music,” says Miss Tess. “These folks are all musical giants who dedicated their lives to music, and for that I hold them in the highest esteem.”
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Miss Tess: guitar & vocals
Thomas Bryan Eaton: electric guitar
James Gascoyne: upright bass
Matt Meyer: drums
ABOUT THE MATCHSELLERS:
The Matchsellers is the unlikely result of a classically trained violinist from Kansas City, MO, (Julie Bates) and a Chicago blues guitarist from Warsaw, Indiana, (Andrew Morris) meeting in Leipzig, Germany, and forming a bluegrass duo. During their year of living and working as ex-pats in the former East Germany, the pair began reanalyzing the songs of their homeland, and developed a tight yet gritty bluegrass style. In the summer of 2013 they left their jobs to hit the road and haven’t looked back.
Since then they have toured Germany, the UK, the Czech Republic, and 21 US states, averaging 170 shows a year. Some highlights include the INDRA music club in Hamburg, the Dawg Daze of Summer Festival with Ricky Skaggs and the WDVX Blue Plate Special. The Matchsellers have become known for their excellent musicianship, tight vocal harmonies and an entertaining, high-energy stage show best experienced live. Faithful bluegrass traditionals and blues-infused originals are peppered with German songs and various folk covers for a diverse set list. They are currently touring on a gospel album, The Matchsellers See the Light. Their first full-length original album, Kosciusko County, will be released on December 27th, 2014.