Empire Control Room
"...Tameca Jones, an Austin native, is making a name for herself as a singer at a time of popular revival for soul and R&B artists in the US and the UK, but her own sound embraces a wide range of genres, including sixties and seventies rock and roll, grunge, pop, and funk...."
"...Friday morning, Austin Ventures’ backstage trailer door swung open to reveal an intoxicatingly fierce sight: Teetering tall on leopard-print booties, her leather leggings light, silk kimono flowing, and with a faux hawk of wild curls, local soul singer Tameca Jones made a grand entrance...."
"...Even in reflection, Tameca Jones isn't capable of subtlety, everything surfacing simultaneously somatic and visceral. She speaks in emotional tones, often acting out her responses in a rocky stream of consciousness..."
"...Charlie Sexton & Tameca Jones..."
"...Guest presenter Tameca Jones..."
"...1001 Nights Orchestra, Atash, Bayonne, Bee Caves, Charlie Belle, Blue Healer, Boan, Booher, Built By Snow, Dylan Cameron, Gina Chavez, Wendy Colonna, Bill Converse, the Digital Wild, Dual Core, Charlie Faye & the Fayettes, Glenn Rexach Group, Hundred Visions, Tameca Jones, Keeper, Shelley King, Knifight, Kydd, Linda Gail Lewis, Jai Malano, Curtis McMurtry, Monk Parker, Mother Falcon, My Education, My Jerusalem, Barbara Nesbitt, Octopus Project, Oh Whitney, Otis the Destroyer, Pale Dian, Sarah Pierce, Proof, Quiet Company, Residual Kid, Rocketboys, Hunter Sharpe, Supraman, Tele Novella, Think No Think, Total Unicorn, Tres Bourbonnais, Ume, Uncle Lucius, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Victorious, Redd Volkaert, Patricia Vonne, Warm Soda, Jess Williamson, White Denim, Wild Child, Emily Wolfe, and Zookeeper...."
"...Let us not forget the locals gathered in Austin Music Awards sets: the stellar AMA house band (Charlie Sexton, Michael Ramos, Conrad Choucroun, George Reiff); Ian McLagan Tribute all-stars Alejandro Escovedo, Patty Griffin, and the Bump Band; the Return to Austin High reunion (Gary Clark Jr., Shakey Graves, Phranchyze, Eve Monsees, Suzanna Choffel, Elias Haslanger, Warren Hood); and the Viva La Diva contingent (Gina Chavez, Nina Diaz, Jazz Mills, Sunny Sweeney, Carson McHone, Tameca Jones, Dana Falconberry)...."
"...Tameca Jones: Soul and R&B singer..."
"...Tameca Jones put the whammy on “Nasty Girl” and “U Got the Look” with Grupo Fantasma...."
"...Tameca Jones12mid, Continental Club Native Austinite Tameca Jones finally released her debut, an EP called Naked. Over the past 10 years, she's developed a following with her distinctive interpretations of other people's music, which gained her a mic shared with Little Steven Van Zandt and Charlie Sexton at last year's Austin Music Awards' Ian McLagan tribute and a slot that fall at ACL Fest..."
"...Austin artists playing the hootenany range from nationally known entities Gary Clark Jr., Shakey Graves, and annual shoe-ins Asleep at the Wheel to a host of local soldiers divided between weekend one – among them Ume, Leopold & His Fiction, the Wind + the Wave, Calliope Musicals, Residual Kid, and Mother Falcon; and second-weekend inclusions Tameca Jones, Knifight, the Nightowls, and Riders Against the Storm...."
"...Tameca Jones belted a showstopping R&B reimagining of new Austin Music Hall of Fame inductee Blaze Foley’s “If I Could Only Fly.” Gina Chavez pulled poignantly on Patty Griffin’s “Useless Desires” and Nina Diaz rocked aggressive to David Garza’s “Disco Ball World.”..."
"...Gina Chavez: Lydia Mendoza, Linda Ronstadt, and Lila Downs all rolled up into one (up.rooted). Sunny Sweeney: country-western cojones to rival Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn (Provoked)..."
"...Tameca Jones @Continental Club Gallery (July 3)..."
"...Local musicians Gina Chavez and Tameca Jones performed. As all the speakers gathered on the Capitol steps, Jones closed out the rally, fittingly, with a rendition of "I Get by With a Little Help From My Friends."..."
"...Female Vocals: Tameca Jones..."
"...Toland: Tameca Jones, ACL Fest..."
"...James McMurtry restated himself among our best musical poets with Complicated Game, B-3 organist Mike Flanigin stepped out from sideman status to deliver star-studded solo debut The Drifter, and James Petralli weathered a White Denim shakeup with phenomenal side-project Bop English. Afro-beat freaks Golden Dawn Arkestra emerged as one of Austin's burgeoning live draws, Tameca Jones' incomparable R&B vocals blazed big at ACL Fest and via a duet on Gary Clark Jr.'s new album, and young anarcho punks Institute unleashed their wretched misery to national ears..."
"...Tameca Jones Fri., 11:15am, Austin Ventures stageR&B, pop, rock, jazz – all turned to gold by the prodigious pipes of the enchanting Miss Jones...."