Hickory– Friday, May 19, the City of Hickory’s 2017 Sails Original Music Series will feature Miss Tess and the Talkbacks, a band that blends new and old-school jazz.  Currently based in Nashville, Tennessee, the band has spanned their career in various cities like Brooklyn, Baltimore, and Boston and they travel across the country spreading their American Roots music.

Miss Tess explained her genre of music by saying, “Many times after the show somebody will come up to compliment the band and ask me what kind of music we just played. After mumbling through a few different genres I usually just tell them it’s my music and hope they enjoyed the show.”

The Sails Original Music Series is able to bring excellent musical entertainment from all over the United States with the help of numerous sponsors.  The presenting sponsor of the series is Lowes Foods, while the Hickory Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau is the premier sponsor for the month of May, in conjunction with their 31 Days of May Campaign, celebrating tourism in North Carolina.

The Hickory Wine Shoppe is the premier sponsor for the month of September.  Additional sponsors include, Bob Sinclair Music, Larry’s Music & Sound, Patrick, Harper & Dixon, LLP Attorneys at Law, Pfahlert Creative Labs, Olde Hickory Taproom, Crowne Plaza, and WNCW.

Each show begins at 6:30 p.m. and audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.  Olde Hickory Brewery and Silver Fork Winery will sell beer and wine in designated areas, and there are a variety of close-by restaurants to patronize.

The Sails Original Music Series runs every Friday evening in May, June, and September, beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night.

Miss Tess Performs Friday, May 19