Posted On: August 4, 2014
Suzy Bogguss & Miss Tess
Suzy Bogguss, hailed one of country music’s most pristine and evocative vocalists, began her longstanding career in 1989 with a string of Top 10 singles with country radio staples such as “Outbound Plane,” “Drive South,” “Hey Cinderella,” “Letting Go” and “Aces.” Her career boasts not only more than a dozen albums (three of which went gold and one certified platinum), various television and international appearances, but also a multitude of awards such as Top New Female Vocalist (Academy of Country Music, 1989) and Traditional Folk Album — Beautiful Dreamer, The Songs Of Stephen Foster (GRAMMY, 2005). Her latest album, Lucky (2014), covers the songs of legendary country musician Merle Haggard. Bogguss innovatively takes Haggard’s songs and reinterprets them, putting her own unique mark on country classics.
Miss Tess & The Talkbacks
Miss Tess & The Talkbacks are best described as making grooving modern vintage music that nods to the traditions of saloon jazz, country swing, early rockabilly, and New Orleans second line. Citing inspiration from artists such as Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Neil Young, Ted Hawkins, Randy Newman, and Hank Williams, Miss Tess & The Talkbacks have an eclectic “jazz-infused old-time country, swing, and rockabilly” (Pulse Magazine) sound that marries vintage charm and modern music aesthetics. They have just released The Love I Have For You, their second album on label, Signature Sounds.