Trespass Music is pleased to release to radio worldwide “Stubborn In My Blood” by internationally renowned, award winning Canadian Americana singer-songwriter and author Tia McGraff on October 1st.
“Nothing short of gorgeous..” (Canadian Beats) "Stubborn In My Blood" is penned by Tia, and life/musical partner Tommy Parham. A few of the tracks feature co-writes with Nashville hit writers, Wood Newton & Devon O’Day, & UK songwriters Henry Priestman and Pete Riley. A retro melody and arrangement along with the timely lyrics of “One Tin Soldier” written by Canadians songwriters Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, is the only song on the album that Tia didn’t have a hand in writing.
“Tia McGraff has just released a fabulous seventh album... featuring great musicianship and support from some of the industry’s top players, powerful lyrics and strong vocals, and an album cover that features Tia in boxing gloves, it's clear that this time around, she’s not holding anything back!” (Folk Roots Radio with Jan Hall)
The world's current climate and its people are calling for hope, positivity and strength; and are the messages in this 11 track CD that are sure to resonate with all who hear them. Released digitally in August, the single “Let ‘em See Your Strong” is already attracting the attention of women’s empowerment and “Me2” groups around the world. “Let ‘em see your strong. Let ‘em see your burn. Let ‘em see your light!”
The opening track, “Pilot of Change,” is Inspired by an original painting by First Nations’ artist, Shelley Niro, this mid-tempo, country-folk, lyrical masterpiece, takes the listener on a journey of the soul and suggests, ‘try listening to the sound of corn growing.”
“Hole In Your Heart,” the second cut on the CD, is a ballad in which Tia’s powerhouse vocal and Tommy’s guitar chops pull at the heartstrings; a straight from the soul, written late at night song.
Tia’s anthem song “Travelin’ by Guitar” was penned in the original RCA Studio A building on music row- Nashville along with hit writer, Wood Newton and features the amazing Cindy Cashdollar on Dobro.
Tia’s ability to stretch and shine while reaching all genres is reflected in the raw and real country track “Own Your Sunshine” while Tia dreams big with the lively title track “Stubborn In My Blood” mentioning Transylvanian and Jacobite in the same verse.
Heartstrings are pulled with moving lyrics and retro melody about a cousin battling cancer in the final stages on “Here With Me Tonight,” while pulling out all the stops with her beautiful folk vocal, a little gypsy flair and a lonesome fiddle track on “Far Away Man.”
“The Faithful Ones” shines the spotlight on Tia’s performance and diversity in this gospel style anthem, painting a story of hope and courage. While the final track “Forbidden” written in Liverpool with UK songwriters Henry Priestman and Peter Riley, is a beautiful, romantic performance leaving the listener, wanting to dance into the night and wishing for more.
“Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham continue proving they are one of the best creative duos working today with the release of Stubborn in My Blood and the album’s eleven songs will be invaluable additions to their live act. It’s a deep feeling and thoughtful album full of the heart and tears defining our lives.” No Depression.
The month of September Tia McGraff and musical/life partner Tommy Parham returned to the UK in support of “Stubborn In My Blood, with shows in Scotland, England and Wales, some sold out, all well attended. Several successful overseas UK tours and sold out shows have gained Tia and Tommy a worldwide loyal fanbase. Tia and Tommy will return to Canada and the US to continue their tour in October. For tour dates please visit www.tiamcgraff.com
“Tia’s voice has a special beauty. She has the rare ability to touch people with her music and somehow make them better…” Bob Harris BBC Radio 2
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