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 in the same, whereas both genres are communicating a storyline; one is in addition to music, while the other using 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 work with continually, “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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