Terri began singing and playing music at a young age and was listening to her parents Bluegrass band when she was nine years old. Their band was a powerful influence on her musical style, as she loved the rich harmonies and acoustic instrumentation of this American music. She studied Voice at North Texas State University, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance. Terri was then accepted at the famed Juilliard School of music in New York City to further pursue her vocal studies. However, her love of roots music led her west to California, and Terri soon graduated into other roots-based genres, namely Blues, Soul, and R&B. With her combination of Bluesy vocal styling, her love of rich harmonies, and captivating stage presence, Terri is a dynamic musician and performer. She has performed at the Monterey Blues Festival, the Catalina Blues Festival, as well as countless club and concerts venues.