Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Teneia is quickly making a name for herself in the Indie music scene.
Her angelic voice, unique guitar rhythms, and moving lyrics have helped to solidify her growing reputation
as a truly gifted artist, one whose dedication is as strong as her music.
One of Teneia’s most recent pieces, “Stand,” earned a placement in the HBO documentary ‘Prom Night in
Mississippi,’ featuring Morgan Freeman. ‘Stand’ embodies Teneia’s ability as an artist to address deeply
rooted social issues fearlessly and confidently. Her true talent however, is how she strips down the audience,
leaving their minds filled with reflection and their hearts filled with hope.
“Teneia Sanders is seducing the ears of people everywhere. One listen to her exploding vocal range, her
beautiful melodic voice backed with her clever guitar playing, and you’ll be physically moved.”
~ Casey Parks (Jackson Free Press)
Her first album ‘Soul Catcher’ has been described as “eclectic as she is,” by Velocity Magazine, and was
featured by CDBaby.com as one of their albums of the week in April of 2007. “There is no lack of conviction
here, as this young woman lays it all on the table, breathing life into songs that are
minimalistic in construction but
fully realized nonetheless.” ~ (CDBaby.com)
Teneia’s folk and soul roots have been developing since the tender age of ten when she started singing in
her church choir. It wasn’t long before she realized singing would become her lifelong passion. She has
fully embraced her tremendous vocal range which is only exemplified through her remarkable sense of control.
With the addition of her unique cord progressions Teneia’s music is a full-bodied experience. She has truly
grown to understand who she is as an artist.