Peterborough, ON | Tuesday12 November 2013 | For Immediate Release
Tara Williamson is a poet and provocateur from Winnipeg, by way of Peterborough, ON. A First Nations singer/songwriter, she has performed across Canada with the likes of Christa Couture, Billie Joe Green, and Arthur Renwick. After ending a relationship, she channeled her unyieldingly hopeful spirit into writing seductive, emotional songs. The result is her first EP, Lie Low.
This 6-song collection is poetic exploration of love, longing, and hope, with bold quirky lyrics that are at times sarcastic, sentimental and sexy. Melodically and rhythmically intriguing piano accompaniment flows from jazz to pop to R&B and blues.
The first single, “Boy”, is a dark and real warning: don’t get involved with me, unless you want to have a lot of fun. “Boy” will be available for fans to download for free on Soundcloud up until the EP release.
Lie Low is co-produced by engineer James McKenty (Blue Rodeo, Cuff The Duke, The Spades), and recorded at McKenty’s Buckhorn-based studio, The Narrows. The album features Tara on piano and organ, along with musicians Paul Brennan (drums), Sean Conway (guitars), Tammy Foreman (backing vocals), Scott Kemp (bass), James McKenty (guitars), Ryan Weber (trumpet) and Benj Rowland (accordion).
Tara will be celebrating the EP release on Saturday, November 30th at the Monarch Tavern in Toronto, along with her 6-piece band The Good Liars, and specials guests Sean Conway & The Shiners and Arthur Renwick. The show starts at 9:00pm and tickets are $10 at the door.
Lie Low is available for purchase from December 3, 2013 through tarawilliamson.net, iTunes, and select independent record stores across Canada.
“A Nancy Sinatra-ish talent – raw unpolished beauty without the showbiz patina. Pure voice.” – Vince Schilling, Native Trailblazers
“Sweet, edgy, and sultry.” – The Association for Native Development in the Performing Arts
“I’m a fan of any song that starts with ‘half a bottle of whiskey and a pretty dress’” – Meg Wilcox, CBC’s Bandwidth