533 Eaton Street, Key West, FL, 33040
When most people think of defiant music, they think of punk rock or outlaw country. Defying genres is hard to pin down when it comes to artistry—unless you’re Miss Tess. She has employed all of her influences (jazz, country, blues and old school rock and roll) and talents, while cleverly taking standard perspectives, like the definition of a love song, to task. After over a decade on the road, she’s not made her home in Nashville — by way of Baltimore, Boston, and Brooklyn. There, Miss Tess has found a creative community that encourages and embraces wide artistic exploration and expression as much as she does.
“Miss Tess swings and swaggers, rooted in a retro groove that’s equal parts blues, mid-century rock & roll and Booker T-worthy R&B.” – Rolling Stone Country