PRESS RELEASE — French blues guitarist and singer Tia has developed a unique artistic approach. Winner of the prestigious Blues Passions Prize in Cognac, France, in 2012, she brings a singular sound with her guitar, reinvests the blues in a manner that is more and more personal as the years go by. She likes to explore other currents, from African-American musics to those originating in »Mother Africa. » Her recent trip to North Mississippi, working on one ot the most innovative musical projects in recent years, along with Cedric Burnside, Cameron Kimbrough, and Sharde Thomas, confirms her outstanding itinerary.
This new album, which Tia releases under her name, is a perfect illustration of a musical journey which is enriched by the originality of her very personal compositions and lyrics and the authenticity of her guitar playing.
Written with her partner, percussionnist Marc Glomeau, »Lil’ Bird » is an album which reveals fantomatic Mississippi sceneries, which immerses us in the darkness of the bayous, which loses us in the mixed crowd of a New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration. There is something magic in this album which benefits from several exceptional participations: talentuous musician Don Cavalli wrote two magnificient songs for her and Senegalese Ibou Sow’s peul flute illuminates a song by Jessie Mae Hemphill.
Tia returns on stage with this admirable album, accompanied by an amazing trio of musicians whose approaches open up new horizons: Manu Borghi on keys, Xavier Nikqi on upright bass, Marc Glomeau on wax drums and backup vocals.