Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Tour Preview: Tia McGraff

Tia McGraff announces UK tour in May 2017 & new single 'Nineteen'
Canadian singer-songwriter Tia McGraff has announced a full UK tour in May, along with the release of her latest radio single 'Nineteen' taken from her acclaimed album 'Crazy Beautiful'. Listen to/embed 'Nineteen' here via Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/tmcgraff/nineteen and via Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/track/4K9xeAWtvdu3Pq3Y1efwR5. Full dates below:

May 1 - Celtic Music Radio House Concert, Glasgow
May 2 - Backstage (w/David Mundell), Kinross
May 5 - Hopkins Hall, Gloucester
May 6 - Ent Shed, Bedford
May 7 - Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury
May 9 - Green Note, London
May 11 - Otterton Mill,  Otterton, Budleigh Salterton
May 12 - Frometown Football Club, Frome, Somerset
May 13 - Bickington Hall, Bickington
May 14 - Dartmoor Hill Pony Association, Devon
May 18 - Acapela Studio, Cardiff
May 19 - Netheredge Bowling Club, Sheffield
May 20 - The Narrow Boat Sessions, Halton
May 26 - The Sound Lounge, London
May 28 - Highclere Castle Festival, Newbury
ABOUT TIA MCGRAFF:
“A storyteller who gets right to the heart of what really matters” - Helen Mitchell (guest review - Country Routes)
"Tia's voice has a special beauty" - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“With ‘Crazy Beautiful’, Tia McGraff has released the album of career.” - Maverick Magazine (5*)

Tia McGraff is an internationally renowned and award-winning Americana/Country singer-songwriter from Port Dover, ON, Canada. With Scottish and Transylvanian roots running through her songwriting and voice, Tia’s talent has been described as “haunting and soul-gripping.”
With six album releases, four videos on CMT Canada, various film/television placements, and numerous nominations and awards - including Americana album of the year first ballot nomination for 2016 Grammy Awards - have earned Tia a respect in the music industry and a global fanbase that continues to stretch beyond demographics.
Tia’s latest release, ‘Crazy Beautiful’ - produced by Colorado native, husband and longtime collaborator, Tommy Parham - was released in 2015, and immediately impressed Americana and Country radio programmers in the USA, Canada and Europe, resulting in significant activity on various airplay charts. Tommy, who moved to Nashville, TN in 1998 with a staff songwriter deal in hand, and soon became one of Music Row’s sought after hit writers, is credited with cuts by major label artists, including Lee Greenwood, and film placements in movies starring Ashley Judd, among others.
After moving to Music City in 1999, Tia was introduced to Tommy by his publisher. They began writing together, broke their rule of “never date a co-writer,” and in 2006 the couple were married in Savannah, Georgia. In true Tia and Tommy fashion, they celebrated their wedding by performing a concert for their friends and fans. Their love and passion for each other, their music and their fans, continues to grow, win hearts, and make them one of Americana music’s favorite sweethearts. In recent years the duo have supported and shared stages with artists including Steve Earle, Joan Baez, Randy Bachman (BTO, Guess Who), and José Carreras, among others.
Last year was a standout year for Tia & Tommy, with a sold out show at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, wide acclaim for ‘Crazy Beautiful’ and international radio play for her music including Bob Harris Country on BBC Radio 2. The pair return to the UK in May 2017 for a fifteen-date national tour.

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