A Montana native with a family steeped in music, Tessy Lou moved to Austin a little over two years ago to pursue the dream that she believed was waiting for her. With one of her best friends Bryan Paugh (Fiddle), her father Kenny Williams (Upright Bass) and herself (Acoustic Guitar) they formed "Tessy Lou & the Shotgun Stars". The band has been busy writing, playing, recording and traveling all across the state of Texas and beyond. The laid back lifestyle, the small town feel, the music scene and the friendliness of the people in Austin reminded them of home. They knew they wanted to be in Austin " The Live Music Capitol of the World" to live, earn and build a foundation in the music business.
Debut CD "Leaving Montana" released May 1, 2012