Artist Spotlight: Tameca Jones

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Artist Spotlight: Tameca Jones

Posted by on Feb 17, 2020

Tameca Jones was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She joined Austin band 8 Million Stories as the group’s lead singer and songwriter. The band played throughout the Capitol City, quickly gained popularity and took a publishing deal with Riptide Publishing. Tameca stayed with the band for two and a half years before going solo. She started playing covers sets at the Continental Club Gallery and gained traction covering artists such as Tina Turner, Amy Winehouse, Nirvana, Elton John and a host of other stars. She continued to prosper in the Austin music scene making a name for herself as the Queen of Austin Soul. Jones caught the attention of Austin native and luminary Gary Clark Jr. who became a big fan of Tameca’s and even featured her vocals on his second studio album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, for his song called “Wings.”

Jones made her festival debut in 2015 at The Austin City Limits Festival and that same year, she released her first single a Motown inspired track, “Hot and Bothered.” In 2016, she dropped her EP Naked, releasing two more singles after that, “Good Boy” and “Are You Awake.” Tameca has opened for stars such as Gary Clark Jr. and Bob Schneider. She has shared the stage with stars such as Steven Van Zandt, Alejandro Escovedo, and Patty Griffin and more. Jones has been acknowledged for her soulful vocals by major publications such as Billboard magazine, The Austin Chronicle, Esquire Magazine. In 2018, she received the Austin Music Award for Best Female Vocals. Tameca Jones continues to prove that she is the Queen of Austin Soul by captivating audiences with her unforgettable soul-infused vocals.

– Miles Bloxson, KUTX Host

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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