Jamming with Cedric Burnside

Tia joined Cedric Burnside for a couple of songs at the Tin Roof on Beale Street, Memphis, along with guitarist Gary Burnside et bassist Andrea Staten, on May 12th.


In Memphis for the Blues Music Awards

After having spent three weeks in Mississippi with Hypnotic Wheels to record their new album, including several songs with drummer Cedric Burnside, who was nominated for the Grammys in 2016 for his Descendants of Hill Country album, Tia, along with Marc Glomeau and Gilles Chabenat, went to Memphis to attend the prestigious Blues Music Awards ceremony.

A week rich with encounters and reunions…

Marc Glomeau, Tia, Gilles Chabenat, at the entrance of the Blues Music Awards, in Memphis.


Tia and Cedric Burnside, who won a Blues Music Award for Best drummer, his seventh!


With singer and harmonicist Jason Ricci.


With drummer Rodd Bland. A statue of his father, the singer Bobby « Blue » Bland, was dedicated the following day at South Main Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Tia’s new EP released

Tia’s new EP was released on March 14, 2017.

There are four songs:

01 – Mississippi Scream (Tia Gouttebel)
02 – Cracker Jack (Tia Gouttebel, Marc Glomeau)
03 – Sweet Lotus Blossom (Sam Coslow, Arthur Johnston)
04 – Lil’ Bird (Tia Gouttebel)

Listen to the excerpts in the Music section.

Musicians who recorded this album:
– Tia Gouttebel: vocals, guitar
– Marc Glomeau: percussions, clavinet, background vocals
– Manu Borghi: keyboards (except n°4)
– Laurent Cokelaere: bass
– Francis Arnaud: drums

Here is the teaser of Lil’Bird, one of the songs on the EP, which will also be part of the new album, to be released in October.

New album:
recording done

The recording of Tia’s new album is finished. « For the first time, I can also say I am so glad! It is a very personal album. I wrote most of the songs and worked a lot on the lyrics. I hope you will like the musicality and what I say in my songs! » Tia writes on her Facebook. « I want to thank Marc Glomeau for his precious help, patience and collaboration! Here’s the picture of the great Ibou Sow from Senegal, one guest of my new album. »

New album:
last day at the studio

Last day at the recording studio. « I just recorded one of the most beautiful songs of my new album, written by… one of my favorite singer/songwriter! Played on a guitar given by one of my favorite artists too! » says Tia.

« Hehe, surprise! », she adds, announcing more information soon on her Facebook page.

A project in Mississippi
with Hypnotic Wheels

Music without borders! Hypnotic Wheels, with Tia on vocals and guitar, Marc Glomeau on percussions and Gilles Chabenat on the electroacoustic hurdy-gurdy are on a residence at the Baie des Singes, in Cournon-d’Auvergne, Central France, before their departure for a « super mega project in Mississippi. »

More information soon. To follow on Facebook, on Hypnotic Wheels‘ page and on Tia‘s page.

Back to the studio
for the new album

Back to the studio. Finishing sraight, this week, for Tia’s new album.

Tia featured
in the « Portrait of the Week »

Her thins is the blues. Don’t ask her why. That is how it is. You can’t explain music, you can just live it. Tia just came back from the United States, a two-week journey. […] She even discovered a new paradise: the North Mississippi Hill Country. […] With a strange feeling: « It was like being at home. There is something special going on in this area where musicians play a very hypnotic kind of blues. »

In his « Portrait of the Week », Jean-Paul Boithias writes about Tia’s last trip to the United States, her professional path, and the new album she starting working on, her third, which will be released in the fall of 2017.

Read the full story (in French) in Info Magazine.

Tia & The Groove Box
at the Arsenik Festival

Tia & The Groove Box will perform at the Arsenik Festival on Thursday March 2nd at 5:30 PM at the Theatre in La Bourboule, in the Puy-de-Dôme area. Tia, on guitar and vocals, will be accompanied by Marc Glomeau at percussions.

At 9 PM, Marc Glomeau will join Mère Grand & The Sound Avengers for a crazy show during which the band revisits TV series songs.

The festival is free.

Find all the upcoming performances on the Tour page.

At the studio to add
« little cherries on the cake »

Tia just spent a day and a half at the studio to add, as she says, « little cherries on the cake » of her new album, to be released next fall. « It is coming along! »