Seattle based singer/songwriter and 2018 Listen Up! Women in Music grant recipient, Tekla Waterfield lives in the realm of Indie music, incorporating elements of folk, country, rhythm and blues, and soul. With influences ranging from Courtney Barnett to Aimee Mann, Jim James, Wilco, The Velvet Underground and Marvin Gaye, Waterfield aims to tell a story, paint a picture and evoke emotion with her songs.
Partnering with collaborator and husband, Jeff Fielder (Mark Lanegan, Amy Ray) to produce her 2018 release, The Curtain Falls, garnered Waterfield critical acclaim, radio play, and placement in the award-winning indie film, “Dakota” with her song, Rock and Roll Man. Songs from her 2015 release, This Nightlife is Wearing on Me, were placed in indie films, “Beverly Hills Bandits” and “Undeserved”. The music video for Waterfield’s song, Nice Try, from 2018 release, The Curtain Falls, was selected by the One Reel Film Festival to be screened/presented by the Seattle International Film Festival at the 2019 Bumbershoot Art and Music Festival.
Jeff Fielder has been working as a professional musician for 25 years. Working for the last 10 as a touring guitarist for a number of national and global acts. These include being the guitarist and musical director for Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens Of The Stone Age) for 10 years, and the guitarist and co-producer for Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) for 8 years. Jeff most recently landed a touring guitar slot with Indigo Girls for the now postponed summer tour.
Jeff has been the Musical Director for countless events big and small over the years including at the Royal Room, the EMP, The Triple Door and more, and have more recently gotten into record producing and film score, including contributing intro music for the Seattle Seahawks.
He was also often an integral part of Paul Allan’s band collective the Under thinkers. Trading guitar leads with Paul and very special guests, including Joe Walsh, Dave Grohl, Derek Trucks and countless others.
Jeff has appeared on Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown, performed in Duff McKagan’s (Guns and Roses) bio/concert film “It’s So Easy” (Netflix). And last year recorded with legendary producer Eddie Kramer.