Video by Jacquelyn Parnell.
Those familiar to Rochester’s Music Scene, may very well have heard the name Teagan Ward.
In 2006 she was identified by City Newspaper as one of six homegrown singer/songwriters titled “Chicks with Picks”.
Staff Writer and local music expert, Frank DeBlase said, “Ward’s voice is easily twice her size. That’s not to say this 19-year-old bellows; it’s just not what you expect out of such a slight frame…Nobody really expects 10-foot pipes out of a 5-foot-something woman.”
And surely anyone who has attended one of her shows would have to agree she belts out her songs with passion and power. Taking her inspiration from a diverse sampling of musician including Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, Natalie Merchant, Etta James, Susan Tedeschi, Patsy Cline, and Lori McKenna, to name a few.
Teagan developed a natural vocal style that is as infectious as it is intoxicating. Her original melodies have that haunting effect that drive home her lyrics and touch a personal note in everyone. Later in 2006 Teagan and a few close musician friends banded together to form Teagan and the Tweeds.
Together they have rounded out her music adding new dimension and enhancing her style. In 2010 Teagan was voted “Best Solo Musician” by CITY Newspaper and again in 2012 along with “Best Original Band”-Teagan and the Tweeds.
Whether you catch her alone or with The Tweeds one of Teagan’s performances is sure to be an enjoyable experience. Be sure to check out her music on iTunes.
|03/08/14 http://teaganward.com||Teagan and the Tweeds in Rochester, NY||Memorial Art Gallery||United States|
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