Teresa Kolo

Teresa Kolo



Seattle-based Teresa Kolo is a performing songwriter who embraces her art with wit and optimism. Her strong and percussive guitar style lays a foundation for her primary offering -- honest and intelligent songwriting. Kolo grew up in Houston and devoured all the music played in her home -- Jimmy Reed, Joan Armatrading, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Taj Mahal, Willie Nelson, Dana Cooper and Randy Newman. The list goes on. What she culled from her exposure to these diverse artists was the ability to use lyrics to surprise and affect her growing audience. Performing live is where her talent shines most. She is emotive and comfortable on stage, delivering her songs in a way that can only be described as original and authentic.



“…I can't overemphasize how excited we are that Teresa has returned to performing. Her warm and fuzzie but in your face quirkiness is heart-tugging and jaw dropping.

-- Tom Yeager, Songbird Sanctuary


“In a cookie cutter world of formulated music, Teresa Kolo is an inspiration and a standout. Her songs are tough, vulnerable, funny and poignant…sung in that voice truly unlike any I’ve heard before, young and old at once and haunting in its’ beauty”.

--  Dana Cooper


“These are songs by a confident woman, reflecting on relationships without sappiness, blame or regret. Teresa’s unique vocal style catches you unaware...she employs just the right tone and inflection to lend power to her words.“

--Pete Mitchell, Under the Volcano (Houston, Texas).



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upcoming performances

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Columbia City Theater/Bourbon Bar

4916 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

(206) 722-3009

8PM City Theater

Saturday, September 22, 2018

ROCKEFellers Houston TX

Opening for Hadden Sayers Band

Doors open at 7pm


Wednesday, October 4th 2017

Conor Byrne Pub

Seattle, WA



saturday, October 14th 2017

Soul food coffeehouse

with Jim Marcotte




Thursday, November 2, 2017, 8pm

Crash The Glass!

Columbia City Theater/Bourbon Bar

4916 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

(206) 722-3009



Friday, December 15, 2017, 8:30 PM

Anderson Fair

2007 Grant Street

Houston, TX 77006

Saturday, June 24th 90.1 KPFT Houston. Spare Change Show 2:00PM


Sunday, June 25th Cactus Music IN-Store Houston Texas 2:00PM


Tuesday, June 27th 2017


McGonigel's Mucky Duck

2425 Norfolk

Houston, Texas 77098

Phone: 713.528.5999



Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Paragon

2125 Queen Anne. N


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Brave Girl

by Teresa Kolo

"Lyrically strong, funny and intelligent. Unique voice, poignant songs." - CD Baby