Meet the Band: Teporah


Deborah Bilezikian, vocals, piano and trumpet


rhythm and blues and folk rock

Laura Nyro, Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell

Bilezikian worked on her new album Bar Songs for about a year and ended up recording most of it live in studio. She pushed herself to try new beats and styles of music, she said. Bar Songs should be released in March or April.

"It was a personal challenge to write about a variety of topics and push myself to put a lot more rhythms in my music -- more upbeat rhythms," she said. "It's less polished, but I like the less-polished productions."