Teresa Storch Band
When you experience Teresa Storch Band, you first feel the solid, rhythmic energy: the pulse of a meditative ballad or the infectious groove of a jam-rock tune. Next you notice the catchy, guitar-laden melodies. As your ears dig deeper you’ll find the lyrics pulling at your heart and soul. This is what happens when a singer/songwriter from the Boston area creates music with an electric guitarist from the New Jersey jam scene. Teresa Storch Band grew organically from the meeting of (now husband and wife) Teresa Storch and Peter Lacis. Storch’s soulful voice and lyrics combine with Lacis’ soaring and complex guitar arrangements, creating an original, genre-pushing rock sound with jam and roots origins. As the Teresa Storch Duo, Storch and Lacis have toured internationally, performing at festivals in Scotland and Ireland. During the pandemic, in lieu of live performances, the two decided to hunker down and focus on new material for their forthcoming release. Teresa Storch Band includes musicians from the vibrant Boulder area. Most recently bassist Chad Mathis (Billy Shaddox, Antonio Lopez Band) and drummer Travis Moberg (Sylva, Dang’o) joined. In 2020 the four began recording a full length album with producer (and fifth member) Tony Dickinson, who tours with the rock-arena show Trans-Siberian Orchestra and is the creator of Sylva. Previously, Peter Lacis played with jam/funk/prog/pop bands in New Jersey (Barbuda, Jackson Observer) and Colorado (Sylva, Johnny & The Mongrels, Broken Holmes) and studied under Wayne Krantz and David Fiuczynski. Teresa Storch steeped herself in the subways and coffeehouses of the New England folk scene after transplanting to the Boston area. The two connected musically in 2013 in Boulder, CO after Storch had paused her 8 years of touring troubadour life, while Lacis was looking for local musicians to play with. Their common ground? A mutual love of live music, and especially Jam bands. In college, Storch fell hard for live bands like Big Head Todd and the Monsters and Dave Matthews Band. Peter favored bands like Phish, The Allman Brothers Band, Soulive and King’s X. Storch’s last solo record ‘Come Clean’ from 2014 included Peter Lacis on guitar, along with Phil Parker (Gregory Alan Isakov), Bridget Law (Elephant Revival), and Garret Sayers (The Motet). It garnered international attention, chosen for The Top Country/Americana Albums of 2015 by Martin Chilton of The Telegraph (UK). John Apice of No Depression Magazine stated “Emmylou Harris would find a wealth of inspiration in these songs…” Previously she’d worked with Grammy-winning producer Ben Wisch for her 2008 ‘Stream of Concrete’ album. Storch was chosen a 2015 GrassyHill New Folk Finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival, selected as an Emerging Artist at the 2015 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and received Honorable Mention in the 2015 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Songwriter’s Competition.
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