About Tensas

Tensas is a grungy roots and folk rock songwriter and band that delivers an energetic live performance of unique and original tales of bitter loss and hollow victory that will incite and stir dark feelings within you!

Hence why The Indy magazine labeled his music “Rocky Mountain Gothic” in a recent cover issue, while The Gazette defined his songs The Sickness and Lovely Bones as “two musical anthem’s of 2020 and all that it brought” in a featured music story in their Pulitzer prize winning news publication. This Colorado based musician has called the mountains of the Pikes Peak region "home" for over a decade. His act name Tensas [ten-saw] derives from the 250 mile long Tensas River that he grew up along in the bottom-lands of Louisiana.

To-date, his most popular song is one that he wrote in the spring of 2020, titled The Sickness, which is a rocking acoustic dark folk tune and the title track that he self-recorded and was influenced by the pandemic that he released on his debut EP early that year. His first full-band album is titled "Let the River Speak" and it is the funeral procession you didn’t know you needed! This collection of 11 grungy folk-rock tales will carry you down a dark river that flows with internal pain, love, war and death. In February of 2023, his new album was featured on KGNU radios weekly TOP 30 album list in the Denver, Colorado area!
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    Let the River Speak (Album)

    The first full-band album, released by Tensas on Dec 18th 2022 has been called "the funeral procession you didn’t know you needed". This collection of 11 grungy folk-rock tales that will carry you down a dark river that flows with internal pain, love, war and death.


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Tensas' Upcoming

Show Dates:

04/27 - Lion’s Lair - DENVER

Lions Liar
Denver, CO
9pm - Midnight


06/04 - Your Mom's House - DENVER

Tensas with his band live at Your Mom's House with opening support announced soon!
Tickets: TBD

05/05 - Fritzy's - CO Springs

Come watch Tensas an his band open for the talented band Grimly in downtown Colorado Springs to celebrate Cinco De Mayo this May at Fritz's.

Ticket Info & Links coming soon!

07/21 - Living Local on FOX 21 (TV) - Pikes Peak Area

Tensas live on Fox 21 television’s Living Local Colorado!



Booking and Press Inquiries
Tall Tale Agency LLC

Record Label / Publishing
Tall Tale Records LLC

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