The Ring by Tancred - BTR Live Studio [ep348.5]

Tancred is the solo project of Jess Abbott, member of the Minneapolis band Now, Now. Born in California before growing up in New England, her current home in the Midwest may be a slightly unnatural fit for someone more accustomed to the coasts, but her direct, confessional music has certainly found a home with her fans, as demonstrated by a dedicated internet fan base built up around her YouTube and Tumblr presence. Initially an acoustic project, Tancred has developed into a full band sound on the latest record, and Jess took the music on the road for a brief tour in December 2013, which also brought her to our studio.

Featured song: “The Ring”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist:

Tancred’s latest release, Capes, is now available from No Sleep Records.

Tancred on Tumblr:
Twitter: @tancredjess

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