Paula T and Company: Tiny Desert Concert
Phoenix resident Paula Tesoriero is a classically trained pianist who uses her background to write songs on guitar. Having never taken a single guitar lesson, she feels a greater sense of freedom to create deeply personal music.
The Show caught up with Teserio after Paula T and Company’s performance in the Center Space gallery at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
The “and Company” refers to a rotating cast of musicians that plays behind Paula, who notes she has never played a show with the same collection of artists.
This performance was filmed in June. The exhibit at the time was “Unintended Consequences,” a collaborative installation featuring the work of local artists Carolyn Lavender, Monica Aissa Martinez and Mary Shindell. Their wall paintings explored the effects of human activity on Arizona’s people, wildlife and plants.