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Tekla Waterfield & Jeff Fielder

2020 & 2021 Doe Bay Resort & Retreat Artist Resident recipient, 2019 Jack Straw Cultural Center recording grant recipient, and 2018 Allied Arts Listen Up! Women in Music grant recipient, Alaskan born Seattle based singer/songwriter Tekla Waterfield incorporates elements of folk, country, roots, rock and soul creating a wide-ranging sound unified by dynamic vocals and compelling observational storytelling. Paired with her husband and musical partner, accomplished internationally touring guitarist, Jeff Fielder, known for his work with Mark Lanegan, Amy Ray, Stone Gossard, Duff McKagan, Sera Cahoone and the Indigo Girls, the duo present lush, harmonic, thoughtfully developed & playfully artistic Contemporary American Roots.

 

Waterfield & Fielder recorded and self-released “Trouble In Time” in 2021, to national and international acclaim, radio play throughout the US, most notably on NPR’s World Cafe, Seattle’s KEXP and in the UK, Scotland, Wales, Australia, England & Korea. Described as “poignant and emotionally soaring” by No Depression, with favorable reviews in American Songwriter, The Alternate Root, Sing Out! Radio Magazine, &  glowing international reviews in The Netherlands, Croatia & Spain.

 

Waterfield’s most recent September 2021 solo release, “New Skies”, with production by Fielder, landed in the #3 Most Added at NACC Folk for the week of its release.

The duo are honored to be receiving a 2024 Sonic Guild Artist Grant for their work.

 

Jeff and Tekla happily welcomed their first child in October of 2022. They are in the process of creating an album around the themes of motherhood and mental health with hopes for a 2024 release. 

Trouble In Time - Self-Released, January 8, 2021

AMERICAN SONGWRITER “TROUBLE IN TIME STANDS PROUDLY IN LINE WITH THE MANY GREAT PACIFIC NORTHWEST AMERICANA ALBUMS AND ARTISTS LIKE BRANDI CARLILE AND COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS.”

 

INDEPENDENT MUSIC REVIEW “THIS IS A BRILLIANT RELEASE.”

 

KUTX AUSTIN MUSIC EXPERIENCE “WATERFIELD & FIELDER’S UPCOMING DEBUT AS A DUO, TROUBLE IN TIME, FINDS THE COUPLE COALESCING ELEMENTS OF SOFT ROCK, INDIE FOLK AND SOUL INTO A SEAMLESS SOUND.”

 

SEATTLE WAVE RADIO “TROUBLE IN TIME IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS.”

 

A&R FACTORY “THIS IS INDIE FOLK AT ITS BEST.”

 

AUDIOFEMME “THE TENDER MUSICAL CONVERSATION BETWEEN HUSBAND AND WIFE GIVES THE WEARY LISTENER JUST ENOUGH TIME TO PAUSE, PONDER, AND LOOK TO THE HORIZON FOR HOPE.”

 

AMY RAY, INDIGO GIRLS “TROUBLE IN TIME IS A RECORD WITH WINGS.”

 

NO DEPRESSION “POIGNANT AND EMOTIONALLY SOARING SONGS THAT NOT ONLY CAPTURE THE JAGGED DESPAIR GROWING OUT OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DIVISION BUT ALSO EVOKE THE RESILIENCE OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT.”

 

DE KRENTEN UIT DE POP “AN ALBUM YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS. UPPER LIMIT NOT YET IN SIGHT.”

 

THE ALTERNATE ROOT “TROUBLE IN TIME IS A RECORD BEGGING A QUIET AND IN DEPTH LISTEN. LOADED WITH LAYERED INSTRUMTATION BURIED DEEP, PEEKING OUT LIKE HIDDEN TREASURE, ONLY TO REVEAL THEMSELVES IN SHORT BUT NECESSARY, PERFECTLY PLACED BURSTS.”

Music from Trouble in Time has been played on World Cafe, KEXP, KBCS, Radio Phoenix, KNBA, KFAI, WIOX, KSER, WEVL, KDUR, KDNK, Space 101.1, KRBX, KFCF, KBFG, KBOO, KXSF, KEBF, KZSR, KAFM, WTSR, High Plains Public Radio, Radio Boise, WGLT, Minnesota Public Radio, The Wave Show on Voice of Vashon, Arctic Cactus Hour Radio Show airing throughout Alaska, Mostly Folk with Artie Martello, Strummers & Dreamers on 105 Radio from Cambridge, UK, Acoustic Routes in Wales, Folkal Point on Dunoon Community Radio in Scotland with airings across the UK, Last Night in Town Radio in Australia, Northern Sky Vaults Radio in England and The Drop with Danno on GFN Radio Korea, was featured on American Songwriter, No Depression, The Alternate Root, Audiofemme, Independent Music Blog, A&R Factory, De Krenten uit de pop (Netherlands), Dirty Rock Magazine (Spain), The Record Department (Portland, OR), Nine Volt Heart, York Calling, Americana UK, was selected as Song of the Day on KUTX Austin Music Experience, was included in "Top Ten Songs of the Week" on The Alternate Root, is included in Sing Out! Magazine’s “Best of 2020” with interviews on nationally syndicated radio program, Art of The Song, A Juneau Afternoon on KTOO in Juneau, AK, and on Wake Up Call on KSFR in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and performances on New Jersey’s Folk Project Staycation, Inside Live with Alice Howe and Freebo, Vashon Live and The Art Zone on the Seattle Channel.

Waterfied's song, "Better Days" was a national finalist in the 2021Great American Songwriting Contest.

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