Seattle-based Teresa Kolo is a performing songwriter who embraces her art with wit and optimism. Her strong and percussive guitar style lays a foundation for her primary offering — honest and intelligent songwriting. Kolo grew up in Houston and devoured all the music played in her home — Jimmy Reed, Joan Armatrading, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Taj Mahal, Willie Nelson, Dana Cooper and Randy Newman. The list goes on. What she culled from her exposure to these diverse artists was the ability to use lyrics to surprise and affect her growing audience. Performing live is where her talent shines most. She is emotive and comfortable on stage, delivering her songs in a way that can only be described as original and authentic.
“…I can’t overemphasize how excited we are that Teresa has returned to performing. Her warm and fuzzie but in your face quirkiness is heart-tugging and jaw dropping.
— Tom Yeager, Songbird Sanctuary
“In a cookie cutter world of formulated music, Teresa Kolo is an inspiration and a standout. Her songs are tough, vulnerable, funny and poignant…sung in that voice truly unlike any I’ve heard before, young and old at once and haunting in its’ beauty”.
— Dana Cooper
“These are songs by a confident woman, reflecting on relationships without sappiness, blame or regret. Teresa’s unique vocal style catches you unaware…she employs just the right tone and inflection to lend power to her words.“
—Pete Mitchell, Under the Volcano (Houston, Texas).