Teresa Answers Your Questions
First Professional Gig?     (Jul 2007)

Q:   BEVERLY:   I don’t know if you have answered this before but can you tell us the name of the first song you ever sang professionally. I’ve heard a recording of your singing “Darktown Strutters’ Ball” when you were seven years old and I wonder if this was it?

A:  TERESA:   “Does being paid with cupcakes qualify? (laughs) If that’s the case, then the first song I sang professionally was ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame.’ It was on a local Toledo radio station and I was about two-and-a-half years old. The sponsor of the show was a bakery and, at one point, my mother made a dress for me out of bread wrappers!”

Teresa in her 'bread wrapper' dress.
Teresa in her "bread wrapper" dress.
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