Here is proof that not all blues happening in the State of Oregon comes from along the I-5 corridor. For the past thirty years Tess Barr has been mixing things up out in the Columbia River Gorge, blending her early exposures to country & western and her love of rock in her teens into her own blues format that has made her a favorite act in the clubs around Hood River and The Dalles. Tess has recently released a new CD titled Do What You Want that should make those fans very happy and win over even more.
“The Tess Barr Blues Band plays with fire, energy, heart and soul like no other. Tess brings down the house night after night with her powerful, dynamic vocal style and crowd pleasing charm while the rest of the band provides a raunchy palate for Tess to do her magic!” Sonicbirds.com
“…Unfortunately, I had to leave before Tess Barr came on at 8, but according to Alastair, she and her band “can take just about any blues tune and make it their own.”…Notes On A Napkin-Post Bonnie Carter- August 2, 2010
“…Nearly a day and a half of incredible, up front and personal, Blues & Rockin sounds now have you in this state of euphoria. But hey, its not over yet, as closing the night with vocals that will give you chicken skin are the exciting, exhilarating, high energy sounds of Tess Barr and the Tess Barr Blues Band.”…CBA Blues Notes August 2010; Len Shulmeister, Pine Spring Resort
Read this article from the Cascade Blues Association!