Thursday at Rockwood: Miss Tess & The Talkbacks with Mike + Ruthy

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Miss Tess & the Talkbacks Photo: Mike Spencer

This Thursday, Brooklyn’s sassy, jazzy, zydeco-tease Americana band, Miss Tess & The Talkbacks, play Rockwood’s Stage II with Woodstock’s husband/wife folk duo, Mike + Ruthy.

Mike + Ruthy - Photo by Thomas Schnaidt
Mike + Ruthy – Photo by Thomas Schnaidt

Miss Tess released The Love I Have For You (Amazon MP3 & Spotify) in October – a stellar follow up to her 2012 release, Sweet Talk. Folk Alley released a couple great videos – one fine track from each album – last week (see below) just in time for a taste of the show.

Mike + Ruthy released The NYC EP (Amazon MP3) in 2012 to much acclaim on this blog and elsewhere. While I last caught the duo at Joe’s Pub and at last summer’s Newport Folk Festival, this show shockingly marks their Rockwood debut. Huge advocates for the Catskills music and arts scene, M+R hosted last summer’s Summer Hoot with the late Pete Seeger and plans to announce the festival’s 2014 lineup in just about a month.