Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Teneia is quickly making a name for herself in the Indie music scene. Her angelic voice, unique guitar rhythms, and moving lyrics have helped to solidify her growing reputation as a truly gifted artist, one whose dedication is as strong as her music.
One of Teneia’s most recent pieces, “Stand”, earned a placement in the HBO documentary ‘Prom Night in Mississippi,’ featuring Morgan Freeman. “Stand” embodies Teneia’s ability as an artist to address deeply rooted social issues fearlessly and confidently.
Teneia’s folk and soul roots have been developing since the tender age of ten when she started singing in her church choir. It wasn’t long before she realized singing would become her lifelong passion. She has fully embraced her tremendous vocal range which is only exemplified through her remarkable sense of control. With the addition of her unique cord progressions Teneia’s music is a full-bodied experience. She has truly grown to understand who she is as an artist.
Teneia released her second LP “Confessions of a Scorpio” with her bandmates, The Highlands, in 2011. “Love You Thru Words” was picked by the fans to become the first single off of the highly anticipated record because of its soothing melody and profound lyrics. Teneia states, “this record has been the most fun to make and simultaneously the hardest. I had to give up a lot of control and really listen to others to make this record what it should be. Mauriece Hamilton (producer & bandmate) and I have clicked from day one. He really understands me as an artist and really makes me dig deep to find the soul and possibilities that I can achieve in being present in the music. I think this record will be a success because of all the hard work that is being done and the talent that is attached to it.”