Electronic Press Kit
Tara Williamson is a poet and provocateur- the spark that ignites the flame, from Manitoba, by way of Peterborough. A First Nations singer/songwriter, her music is an unflinching document of self: the truth that hurts before it heals. Her first 2 EPs - Lie Low (produced by James McKenty) and ndn summer (produced by Kinnie Starr) were received with praise and made it on numerous music blogs and countdowns across Turtle Island. Her newest album, Songs to Keep Us Warm (produced by Jim Bryson), builds on the clever songwriting and expressive vocals heard in her first two EPs while revealing the deep heart of an artist willing to risk vulnerability in the pursuit of emotional truth. These songs invoke intimacy in its many unbreakable, deathless forms, and remind us how love changes our voice.
Her work is supported by the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council, Manitoba Music, and the Banff Centre for the Arts.
Photos by Summer Faith Garcia at RezKat Studios