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Miss Tess & The Bon Ton Parade

Miss Tess & The Bon Ton Parade

Friday, August 19 at the Buffalo Historical Society

Saturday August 20 at the Sportsmen’s Tavern

Miss Tess, singer and songwriter, comes up from Brooklyn for a two-night show right here in Buffalo. She has been compared to Tom Waits, Beirut, and Madeline Peyroux, but her style of music can be difficult to categorize. Miss Tess is inspired by jazz–especially swing–but her sound is also the culmination of blues, country, and folk. She celebrates her recently released EP, The Waltz Set and her performances have been lauded by critics: “…these aren’t just catchy songs with retro arrangements, you’d swear they were 30 or 40-year old standards.” Miss Tess is currently on tour, promoting her new EP, and she was recently nominated for an award for “Best Jazz Act” and “Best Roots Act” but was the recipient of the “Outstanding Folk Artist of the Year” in 2008. Come and enjoy her shows! —michael koh

5pm Friday, Aug 19. Buffalo Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Court. (www.bechs.org) $5 members, $10 non-members.

9:30pn Saturday, Aug 20. Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst Street (874-7734 / www.sportsmenstavern.com). $10.