In this episode, I open up about my anxiety about bragging about myself. Then I have a wonderful interview with Tekla Waterfield about her career as a musician.
Tekla Waterfield is a Seattle based singer/songwriter and 2018 Listen Up! Women in Music grant recipient, and 2019 Jack Straw Cultural Center recording grant recipient, Tekla Waterfield lives in the wide-open realm of Americana Roots music, incorporating elements of folk, country, indie, rhythm and blues, and soul. With influences ranging from Courtney Barnett to Aimee Mann, Jim James, Wilco, The Velvet Underground, and Marvin Gaye, Waterfield aims to tell a story, paint a picture and evoke emotion with her songs.
Partnering with collaborator and husband, Jeff Fielder (Mark Lanegan, Amy Ray, Indigo Girls, Sera Cahoone) to produce her 2018 release, The Curtain Falls, garnered Waterfield critical acclaim and radio play.
Her song, Rock and Roll Man was featured in the closing credits of 2019 indie feature film, Dakota, which went on to receive Best Original Music; in the Richmond VA International Film Festival, Best of Metro DC at the DC Independent Film Festival, & Best Actress, Best Editing, Best of NOVA, and Best Score at the North Virginia Film Festival.
Waterfield collaborated with Seattle videographer, Ryan Jorgenson, to create a music video for her song, Nice Try, which was selected by One Reel to be screened/presented by the Seattle International Film Festival at the 2019 Bumbershoot Art and Music Festival.