On the heels of Aria Awards (the Australian Grammys) for 2019’s Run Home Slow and 2020’s Live at The Forum and building a worldwide following leading to sold-out shows and festival appearances around the globe, The Teskey Brothers have dropped The Winding Way into the musical landscape, claiming their place as a unique, genre-melding unit with compelling songs and powerful performances. On the face of it, Josh and Sam Teskey’s band can quickly be labeled Soul or R&B but listen closer and you’ll hear the influence of Folk, Country and Rock & Roll, adding to the depth and breadth of the tracks.
Sonically, The Winding Way could easily be mistaken for a product of the ’60s or ’70s Memphis as the Teskeys’ mostly self-penned tunes that often tell the tales of relationships in turmoil, brought to life in vivid colors through Josh’s intense, pleading vocals and Sam’s deftly clever guitar work, sometimes screaming, sometimes subtle, but always evocative. The Winding Way begs to be listened to over and over, but demands that you go see the band live, where they take the energy of their recordings to new heights.
The Teskey Brothers are headed out on the road in August, touring worldwide through the end of 2023 and the North American leg of the tour already boasts more than a few sell-outs, include a late summer gig at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. Radio is just starting to get on board with the second single, “Oceans Of Emotions,” after offering strong support to The Winding Way’s “This Will Be Our Year,” including Lightning 100, KXT, WMOT and WXPK.
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