Tessmann is celebrating the release of her brand new album Dear City with a CD Release Tour ending in Cumberland with two shows on October 15th!
Two-time winner of Best Roots/Folk Recording at the Vancouver Island Music Awards, Tessmann's work has been described as “beguiling,” “potent, ” and “unpretentious”. Her latest work is no exception.
Dear City is a collection of songs that offer a window into Tessmann's journey into marriage and motherhood. With each haunting song, she offers up her experiences of grief, love, hope, loss, birth and new beginnings. Produced by Corwin Fox (Shane Koyczan, CR Avery, Emily Millard) in the vibrant Village of Cumberland BC, Dear City showcases Tessmann's commanding voice with colourful yet subtle instrumentation. Vintage keys, bells, autoharp, cello, French horn and saxophone combined with whispered harmonies to compliment Tessmann's spirited vocals.
Joining Tessmann for the concert is Cumberland's Corwin Fox on guitar, banjo, electric guitar, and background vocals; and Kim June Johnson on ukulele, banjo, xylophone, melodica, drum, and background vocals. Plus visual art by Lynn Farwell & Sue Pyper.