Tess Henley

Lots of reasons why this week is exciting, but one is soaking in the knowledge & experience of Don Was. Studio countdown…

It’s Christmas in July! I am flattered that my Christmas song, “Lead Me With Your Light,” was chosen as winner of an American Songwriting Award. I co-wrote the song with Carson Henley, my go-to writing partner and brother. Listen to the song by clicking the logo above.

» "Just like standing up too fast // the small of my back // your hand goes down...and blackout" #newsong

So excited to get back into the studio this summer and record with Don Was. Here’s a little bit of a new one called “Blackout.” (click the link above to listen)

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Thank you to the good people at Lively for having me and the band at the Lively Lounge. You can download, listen & watch the performance from the Lively app, which has tons of other great live performances you can check out, including Aloe Blacc, Ingrid Michaelson, & more. Photos by Justin Tamminga

Sending a heartfelt thank you to Rick Moore & American Songwriter Magazine for the 2-page feature & interview in the May/June edition (with Billy Joel on the cover). Not bad company! Read more about my life growing up, my incredible experience with the Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter Artist Discovery Program, and what’s next for me this year. Xo
Camera : iPhone 5s Aperture : f/2.2 Exposure : 1/15th Focal Length : 4mm

Thank you soo much to ASCAP for having me play last night at the ASCAP Expo. I was feelin’ the love. <3

Camera : iPhone 5s Aperture : f/2.4 Exposure : 1/30th Focal Length : 2mm

Great vibes playing last night at The Next 2 Shine's Champagne Room Showcase in LA with Lydia Caesar, Sid Sriram, & Anthony Hall. More to come soon. I'll keep you posted. =) XO

Quick run thru before @iamsunrai’s show 2nite w/@abester8 on drums. Harvelle’s in Santa Monica @ 9pm!