Back to All Events

Miss Tess and The Talkbacks

Doors 3:00pm • Music 9:00pm

Miss Tess and The Talkbacks!

Miss Tess got her musical start at home in Maryland, her childhood nights ending in music. Her parents would sing her to sleep with the gentle, tender sounds of American folk songs, occasionally interrupted by their 30s swing band rehearsing in the basement. All grown up, Miss Tess & the Talkbacks regularly steal the show at venues with something a little rowdier and more eclectic. Infused with classic country, rhythm & blues, swamp pop and early rock n’ roll, she is an embodiment of everything that it still home grown in America.

On her newest release, Baby, We All Know, Miss Tess continues to explore her own personal crossroads of American roots music in a way that is fresh and personal. Always having a knack for catching timeless qualities in her music, she provides a diligent mix of grooves and tempos while backed by top-notch musicians including guitar ace and co-conspirator Thomas Bryan Eaton on telecaster and pedal steel. This year the new album was included in the Top 100 played albums on the Americana Music Charts and received significant critical acclaim.

Tickets: $10 advance, $15 day of show, on sale now and available at Abilene Bar and Lounge, Bop Shop Records, Record Archive and online at

Earlier Event: December 28
Happy Hour with The Angle
Later Event: December 29
The Cotton Toe Three