Teagan Ward

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Those familiar to Rochester’s Music may very well have heard the name Teagan Ward. In the August of 2006 issue of City Newspaper she was identified as one of six homegrown singer/songwriters identified as “The Chicks with Picks”. Frank DeBlase of 98.9 The Buzz’s Sunday Night Shakedown said, “Ward’s voice is easily twice her size. That’s not to say this 19-year-old bellows; it’s just not what you expect out of such a slight frame…Nobody really expects 10-foot pipes out of a 5-foot-something woman.” And surely anyone who has attended one of her shows would have to agree she belts out her songs with passion and power. Taking her inspiration from a diverse sampling of musician including Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Natalie Merchant, Etta James, Susan Tedeschi, Patsy Cline, and Lori McKenna, to name a few. Teagan developed a natural vocal style that is as infectious as it is intoxicating. Her original melodies have that haunting effect that drive home her lyrics and touch a personal note in everyone. Eventually, Teagan and a few close musician friends banded together to form “Teagan and the Tweeds”. They have rounded out her music adding new dimension and enhancing her style. Teagan has since had many accomplishments both solo and with The Tweeds, she was voted Rochester City Newspaper’s “Best Solo Musician” in 2010 and again in 2012 with the addition of Teagan and the Tweeds as “Best Original Band”. Teagan and the Tweeds have traveled to Austin, TX to perform during the infamous SXSW Festival and they have been privileged to share the bill with many national touring acts. -Alone or with The Tweeds one of Teagan’s performances is sure to be an enjoyable experience. You can purchase Teagan’s album “Two Decades and a Dream” on iTunes or at www.cdbaby.com and Visit Teagan and the Tweeds on Facebook!

Website: http://www.teaganward.com
Location: The School of Rock Stage at 27 Atkinson Street
Time: Saturday, 2:40 pm – 4:00 pm

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