TERESSA WILCOX is a native of Rochester, NY. Her work combines classic American songwriting with bombastic high-energy rock and roll. With a career that has spanned numerous genres, it's hard to pigeonhole her sound. Wilcox has collaborated with artists like Sam Andrew (of Big Brother and the Holding Company), penned a Top 40 hit during a stint in London, and published work through acclaimed film and theater lyricist Don Black. She has appeared live with jazz artists like Chet Catallo (of Spyro Gyra) and Al Chez (from The World's Most Dangerous Band). She has opened for everyone from Asia to Lucinda Williams.
After living in Cleveland for 2 years, Wilcox has returned to Rochester and is rebuilding her brand from the ground up. She is currently working on her second full-length album. Her previous recordings include a self-titled acoustic album, available on iTunes and Spotify. The next record is aimed at capturing the raw power of her live show, equal parts Jeff Buckley and Joan Jett. The ballads are sweet and soulful, but the faster tunes show no mercy. As CITY Magazine explains, “[I]t's Wilcox who all the eyeballs gravitate toward. But every single player up on that stage is a major-league heavy hitter.”
You can also catch Teressa Wilcox live as a solo performer or leading a small acoustic combo. She gigs regularly in Rochester and around the Northeast, and this more intimate show is not to be missed. Wilcox has used this platform to give back to the musical community, and in 2014 and 2015 co-hosted Rochester Songwriters Stage, a biweekly event that funded recordings for 25 featured artists per year. Benefit performances are a significant part of her schedule as well, especially those for no-kill animal shelters and rescue organizations.
Whatever the venue or format, you can stay up to date on live appearances at TeressaWilcox.net. Please direct press and booking inquiries to Teressawilcoxlive@gmail.com