Tensas Music Official

Tensas is a singer-songwriter who writes a variety of dark folk, blues and rock music.
 While he has called Colorado and the mountains “home” for over a decade, his act name Tensas [ten-saw] derives from the 250 mile long Tensas River that he grew up along as a child in the bottomland hardwoods of Louisiana. 
He is based in the Pikes Peak region of the Rocky Mountains and enjoys playing live throughout the region and other stages around the country for many years.

His most popular song to-date was one he wrote in the spring of 2020 that is an upbeat acoustic dark folk track influenced by, and self-recorded during, the initial lockdown and pandemic that he titled “The Sickness” on an EP along with rocking dark acoustic tracks like Let The River Speak.

The latest Tensas is a fingerpicking song about moonshine and hard times called "Consumption" that was inspired by the traditional folk hit "You Are My Sunshine" that he released in the Fall of 2021.

  • Colorado Musician Was One of the First to Write about the Pandemic

    The Gazette, May 2021

    You could think of “The Sickness” and “Lovely Bones” as two musical anthems of 2020 and all that it brought. “They’re two very different portrayals,” he said. “And two different ways people feel about things right now.”


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  • Rocky Mountain Gothic

    INDY Cover Story, June 2021
    Over the course of an hour-long interview, the musician discussed his rural background, the events that brought him to Colorado, and his reasons for writing songs about caged demons and lucky sinners.


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  • New Colorado Music You Should Know - June Edition

    303 Magazine, June 2021
    The first single to be released off of folk artist Tensas’ debut album, “Lovely Bones” is a slow and somber song filled with longing and heartbreak. With the plucked notes of the mandolin lending, a unique sound to the song, the instrumentation allows the lyrics to take center stage.


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