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Born in Portland, OR and grown in Cornish, ME Theresa Hartford’s musical style is as diverse as her background. Theresa’s powerful vocal ability ranges from a low sultry gravel, to a jazzy/rap, to the sweet and sentimental.The 32-year-old draws from a variety of influences, including blues, gospel, soul, and jazz. She describes her music as folk, but grittier, and while she wants the overall product to sound good, she’s not striving for perfection with every note. The goal, in a word, is authenticity. Theresa moved to the Adirondacks in 2006 and has since become a familiar face in the region’s vibrant music scene playing venues like the Left Bank Cafe, The Recovery Lounge, and Bluseed Studios. She’s a regular at the regionally-renowned Hobofest, an annual celebration of music and the hobo-lifestyle. Theresa’s songwriting has been influenced by the likes of Greg Brown, Jeffrey Foucault, Brandi Carlile, Josh Ritter, and Anais Mitchell. You can check out Theresa’s music at TheresaHartford.Bandcamp.com. [+]