"Miss Tess’ ‘Modern Vintage’ is just that: a fresh - and refreshing - take on classic themes from a bygone era."
"Miss Tess takes old music and makes it sound fresh. She also makes new music with a sense of history and context to it. No matter what label you want to put on it, it’s damn good music. Period.”
"Miss Tess and her super-skilled Bon Ton Parade are proving that music from the past ain’t old if its good. It’s just timeless. Drawing on the templates and textures of the 1930s, she swung and crooned through a set of original songs, adding some tasty licks on her 1920s archtop guitar."
"She’s got a wonderful ear for melody, whether it’s a catchy upbeat number or a haunting slow song; her tunes take surprising turns, but it doesn’t take long before you find yourself humming along." - see link for full review
"Tess sounds transported from decades past without ending up a caricature. She’s sultry, sassy, fun, and all heart. While steeped in the era that spawned Fats Waller or Bessie Smith she’s completely her own voice, capable of stepping outside traditional sounds altogether."
"Oustanding Folk Artist of the Year" (2008) & "Best Jazz Act" Nominee (2009)