Releasing December 16, 2022. Pre-save on Spotify HERE
"The middle-of-the-road has disappeared for singer-songwriters, creating a landscape where only truly talented emerging solo artists break through the pack. PK Tessmann is one of those rare multi-talents who mixes some amazing writing and composition, with a voice not dissimilar to contemporary Ingrid Michaelson for an album that never feels like it relies on any one great element but instead is always greater than the sum of its parts." (Dear City)
- The Scene Magazine, Toronto
PK Tessmann is a fixture in the Vancouver Island indie-folk community. Her well-crafted, original songs are something of substance: a synergy of flowing lyrics, whispered harmonies, twinkling ukulele or acoustic guitar, and her bold, multi-faceted voice.
With over 20 years of songwriting and performance behind her, Tessmann is celebrating the release of her brand new album Dear City (2016). Two-time winner of Best Roots/Folk Recording at the Vancouver Island Music Awards, Tessmann's work has been described as “beguiling,” “potent, ” and “unpretentious”. Her latest work is no exception.
Dear City is a collection of songs that offer a window into Tessmann's thoughts on relationships and the human connection. With each haunting song, she offers up her experiences of grief, love, hope, loss, birth and new beginnings. Produced by Corwin Fox (Shane Koyczan, Sara Noni, Emily Millard) in the vibrant Village of Cumberland BC, Dear City showcases Tessmann's commanding voice with colourful yet subtle instrumentation. Vintage keys, bells, autoharp, cello, French horn and saxophone combined with whispered harmonies to compliment Tessmann's spirited vocals. The record was selected as a finalist in the Singer-Songwriter category of the Indie Acoustic Project's Best CD's of 2016.
An alumna of the Capilano College Jazz program in Vancouver BC, PK Tessmann has released 2 previous records, including full-length album Maybe (2006), PK Tessmann EP (2013) and has contributed to many compilation albums. In addition to her two recent VIMA awards, she has garnered further VIMA nominations for Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year, and she recently took home the title of Regional Champion in the 2015 CBC Searchlight Contest. In 2016, she was listed in the contest as a Top 20 in the Top of the Pops category.
Contact PK Tessmann at :
PO Box 886