Teresa Lynne


Teresa Lynne has been rockin' the house up and down Colorado's Front Range since 1990 and her newest musical incarnation, Teresa Lynne Band is bringing a whole new vitality to her sound. Playing a lively mix of refreshing original songs & powerful classics, it's a Vintage Blues-flavored, Funky, Soulful night of diverse fun. 

 

Press Release



Issue 5-26  June 30, 2011

 Featured Blues Review 1 of 9


Teresa Lynne - Tear Drop Collector

Sugar Dog Productions

www.mistressoftheblues.com

www.sonicbids.com/TeresaLynne

10 tracks

Teresa Lynne has been a fixture in Colorado blues for 21 years. This is my first exposure to her music and I wish I had heard of her earlier! A gripping vocalist and poignant harp player, Lynne is the real deal. She can belt out a tune with the best of them and can hold back and be equally effective with softer ballads. I hate to use stupid and prosaic comments, but one does not see that many female harp players of her caliber let alone female harp players in general. I was very, very impressed with this set of nine super originals and one outstanding cover.

I must admit that before I even played the CD I saw she was covering Gershwin's "Summertime" and I cringed a little. How many jazz singers have done that one and how many have hacked it up in a schmaltzy manner? Well, Lynne does a more than admirable job with it; she delivers a bluesy rendition with some exceptional harp work that really presents this standard in a whole new manner. It is a truly creative and well done cover. But even more impressive are the other nine songs that she wrote entirely or in part and delivers with gusto.

She opens with one of my favorites of the CD- "Dreamboat Sinkin'", where one can appreciate her ironic humor about how her man (the "dreamboat") is sinking in both her estimation and relationship. With beer and remote in hand and a growing gut, she calls out for a raft at the end of the track. I was both amused by her lyrics and impressed by her musicality. Chris Cain makes a guest appearance on this one, making it even more special. The title track is another excellent track, and she once again nails it. Bob Margolin appears on "Should Have Been Mine", a grooving and shuffling track where both Margolin and Lynne shine brightly. "Lucky Moon" is a beautiful slow cut where Lynne shows us here sultry side- well done! Top to bottom she has written some really nice songs and delivers them with exceptional vocals and some really piquant harp work.

Her band is equal to the task, featuring Rick Ross on guitar on the majority of tracks, Jimmy Lange on B3, Ritchie Foelsch predominantly on bass and Jerry Alan on drums for the most part; they are her regular band, The Dreamboats. Jerry Glaze adds some very sharp trumpet on "Summertime" and Jim Beckstein fills in admirably on piano on another. This CD will not disappoint you- I loved it and think blues fans really need to get to know this great singer, song writer and harp player! I recommend this one strongly!

Reviewer Steve Jones is secretary of the Crossroads Blues Society in Rockford, IL.


Skip Reevesves

The Funktologist

syndicated radio host KUVO Radio

""Teresa Lynne is the real deal, and wow, wow, wow - can she play that harmonica! Skip The Funktologist Syndicated Radio Host


BluesBunny Review of Mistress of the Blues CD

www.bluesbunny.com writes

"This certainly caught our attention. After all, women blues guitarists may be rare, but a woman playing blues harmonica? We just had to check this out. While she may be no Big Walter Horton or James Cotton - but then again who is - she can nevertheless hold her own when it comes to blowing a good tune. Not only that, she contributes six of the ten songs on the album as well.

Actually it is the husky voiced, down-to-earth delivery of her own material that really shines through. In particular "Should've Been Mine" and "One More Lie" both with a fine slide guitar backing, are real standouts, although the piano backed "Whisky, Lies and Alibis" is not to far behind. Of the cover versions a sightly rockier and more up tempo version of Willie Dixon's "I Just Want to Make Love to You" is the one that catches your attention.

A great all round performance by the lady in question to go with some well written songs of her own definitely make this worthy of your consideration."


The Monterey Bay Blues Festival wrote:
Denver based singer songwriter "Teresa Lynne has been called the "last Red Hot Mama" for her Etta James-style roadhouse blues, not to mention her gender-defeying mastery of the harmonica. A Louisiana native, 20 years ago Lynne settled in Denver where she became a local favorite. Traveling with her kickin' blues band MBBF music lovers are about to discover one of the Rockies'best-kept secrets. Teresa Lynne will perform on the Garden Stage June 23rd at 7:30pm

Held in Monterey Bay California June 23-25 2006

go to www.montereyblues.com for more information


The Teresa Lynne Band performs at the Monterey Bay Blues Festival
June 23rd in "2006" and "2007"

Held in Monterey Bay California


go to www.montereyblues.com for more information


3/10/11 Honey “Bee” Sepeda

Director of Promotions and Entertainment Coordinator at the Boulder Outlook

I’d like to tell you about Teresa Lynne’s new band, Teresa Lynne and the Dreamboats.  They played the Outlook last Saturday, and it was my first time hearing this new lineup, and they are dreamy!  Along with Ms. T. are Jimmy Lange, Rick Ross, Richie Foelsch and Jerry Alan.  I’ve always loved Teresa’s music no matter who’s backing her, but this band was born to play with her.  I swear her voice is even better with these guys, and she’s kicked her harp mastery up a few notches.  

Now color me biased, but her latest record, Tear Drop Collector has become one of the top ten played here at Chez Honey Bee, and she’s in some heavy company.  Ok, yes she has both Bob Margolin and Chris Cain as guests on this release, and ok, yes she mentions me in the liner notes, but I’d love it even if she had forgotten me.  Teresa knows how to turn a phrase, and as good as she is on covers (although there is only one cover on this CD), making them her own, it’s her facility with innuendo and phraseology with her originals that knocks out the listener.  She’s wry, droll, and clever, turning common terms upside down and shaking the hell out of them.  She’s a wordsmith, pure and simple, not to mention a Colorado treasure.  I’m honored to have my name associated with this favorite record of mine.  This is one purchase immune to buyer’s remorse.  Congratulations, Teresa!  It’s one hell of a record!












 

CONTACT TERESA LYNNE

teresalynne13@gmail.com