Born in Virginia, and inspired by his Southern Black heritage, Tevis Hodge Jr. began playing blues at the age of 12, though started guitar at six. With a deep love for Black American music, Tevis brings the traditions of his heritage to life.
Well versed in Piedmont, Delta, Texas, urban and country blues styles, he also dips into jazz, jug band, folk and even old-timey novelty tunes. Tevis’ repertoire is an eclectic mix while his performances ooze with originality and passion. Adding his own flare to covers, he seamlessly presents originals that can mingle with the classics and stay true to the source.
At the age of 13 Tevis started performing at school events, open mics, and on the street. Tevis has since opened for acts ranging from Robert Cray to Living Colour, and performed onstage with such acts as Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary,) vaudeville legend Baby Gramps, “Boogie-Cat” Norman Sylvester, guitar virtuoso Mary Flower and soul extraordinaire Ural Thomas. Tevis placed as a solo semi-finalist in the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.