05.16Teresa Storch Interview on Lyrical Venus! Tues 5/18
I met Teresa Storch at Rocky Mountain Song School last summer. Somehow we ended up sitting next to each other for one of the group meals and striking up a conversation. While the exact details of the conversation have faded nine months later, my positive impression of Teresa has not.
Calm, confident and passionate, Teresa is not afraid to start over. When I met her, she was in the process of moving to back to Colorado to be closer to her family, after 10 years in the Boston music scene. While she recognized it was a bit of a risk to leave the audiences she had established, Teresa was confident she was doing the right thing and was sure she would find a way to make it work. Reading her bio, I discovered that this was not the first time Teresa has left the familiar to follow her heart.
Though active in music and theater during her childhood in Nebraska, Teresa moved on to ballet for some time, and obtained a degree in engineering physics from the Colorado School of Mines. While Teresa watched concerts with her college friends, a little voice that whispered, “I want to do that!” started to grow louder, until one day it actually came out of her own mouth and she realized she could no longer ignore it.
Teresa found guitar and voice teachers, and as many open mics as she could, first in Denver and then in Boston, where she also found a job as a software engineer. When she was laid off from her job in 2001, Teresa started pounding the pavement, literally, performing her songs in the subways and streets of Boston.
Since then, she has gone on to win numerous awards and recognition for her songwriting from institutions all over the United States. Teresa may still take on a few part-time technical jobs here and there to make ends meet, but keeping it part time allows her the freedom to continue working on her music and to tour the country. In four years she has performed in 33 states!
The title track from her debut feature length album “Stream of Concrete”, speaks to life on the road and sits with 10 other tracks that together show Teresa’s versatility of sound and subject matter. Ranging from folky to funky with some blues, rock, and pop mixed in for good measure, Teresa’s music has drawn comparisons to Tower of Power, Sarah MacLachlan, Natalie Merchant and Hoagy Carmichael.
Have a listen, here she is singing her song Your Story:
Want to find out more about Teresa, hear some of her songs or buy her CD? Check out her links:
Join me on KRUU-LP 100.1 FM or kruum.com this Tuesday, May 18th for an interview with Teresa. She will be calling at 9:30am Central.
If you like what you hear and you are local, Teresa will be playing a house concert with fellow Colorado Artist Jeremy Facknitz at Dave & Lisa Cohen’s on Thursday the 20th. Email me at LyricalVenus at gmail dot com for details! If you’re not local, check Teresa’s website for tour dates – she and Jeremy may be coming soon to a city near you!