Originally from Florida, I began my professional singing career as a folk singer-songwriter and studio musician in the sixties. It was such an exciting time to be a musician, as the music industry had become well-rooted in message, meaning, rock, and soul. I was fortunate to be a working musician traveling and performing throughout the east coast. By 1970 I had planted my musical roots in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Over the years, I maintained my position as a singer-songwriter and have also added the Art of Storytelling to my repertoire. Being a musician and/or a storyteller is much the same, whereas both genres are communicating a storyline; one is in addition to music, while the other uses spoken word techniques. Although I enjoy both styles separately, I also enjoy bringing the two methods together in the context of narrative enhanced with song. In more recent years, I have had the distinct pleasure of adding visual art and videography to my work, which I find much like breathing life into creative efforts. Throughout my career as an artist, I established Centre Resource LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to the support and advocacy of community and the arts. I also founded the Pathway Center for Arts and Education, an educational website offering online arts integrated courses for in-school and home-school environments. However, the working of these organizations and their endeavors to support the arts within community is something that I do not do alone. The work could never happen without the collective efforts of the team of talented artists that I am fortunate to continually work with, A community of artists supporting community arts.

Although there are many things in this life that I have thoroughly enjoyed, I have to admit that being a singer/songwriter/storyteller is at the top of the list. To quote the Godfather of Soul, “It feels so good.”

Tere Kipp

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