New Audio: Introducing Tameca Jones and Her Upbeat and Contemporary Take on Classic Soul

Austin, TX-based soul singer/songwriter Tameca Jones first came to attention when she joined the locally acclaimed band, 8 Million Stories. When the band split up a few years later, Jones turned to covering a diverse array of artists including Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Tina Turner, Elton John and others in order to continue playing and paying her bills. Her unique interpretations of familiar and beloved songs garnered her the attention of some of music’s legends and popular artists including B.B. King, Smokey Robinson, Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Max Frost, Gary Clark, Jr.. and others — all of whom, she has opened for. She’s also collaborated with Gary Clark, Jr. on “Wings” off his newest album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim.

2016 will mark the release of Jones solo EP, produced by Josh Moore, who’s best known for his work with Max Frost. And the EP’s first single “Hot and Bothered” is a sexy and slinky and old-school soul-inspired song that sounds as though it draws influence from “Lady Marmalade” and Marvin Gaye‘s “Got To Give It Up, Part 2” and offers enough room for Jones’ sultry cooing. And although the song clearly owes a sonic debt to classic soul, the song offers a contemporary and upbeat take on a familiar song.