A pure voice is a rare find and Theresa Peterson has found hers, both as a singer and a songwriter. Her smooth tone echoes the ease of singers like Joni Mitchell and Alison Krauss, floating between octaves with melodies that stretch the line between old and new. Peterson's lyrics paint pictures, buckle knees and leave a sense of depravity and hope, wrapped up in unique chord structures and alternate tunings. She dives deep into the bottomless wells of love, death and life with her storytelling and touches the intangible through photographic lyrics.
A native Texan and a lifelong musician, starting out on violin at age 3 and writing songs since childhood, Peterson claims songs flooded out of her after moving to Colorado 4 years ago. The call to move west was ever present and it's now apparent why. After finding her way back to herself and pouring back into her music, she discovered her true voice here as well as a passion for creating community. She is founder, host, and curator of Boulder In-the-Round, a monthly songwriter showcase at eTown, which hosts 4 local singer-songwriters every month.