Described as “the female Gordon Lightfoot of modern Country/Folk music”, Canadian native, Tia McGraff, is a renowned international recording artist who captivates “lovers of the story song” with her haunting vocal presence and lyrical style. Tia will be lighting up the stage with guitarist (Colorado native and Nashville honed song writer/producer), Tommy Parham.
“I was reminded of Canada’s great musical heritage; we have already mentioned The Band, but also Gordon Lightfoot to whom Tia has been compared as his female equivalent. Go and see them and come back to the UK soon Tia and Tommy. “ LYNDON BOLTON FOR NO DEPRESSION MAGAZINE JUNE 8, 2016
For more than 20 years, Jim Boggia has been winning over fans, critics, contemporaries and luminaries alike with his uncompromising devotion to the sort of winsomely nostalgic, emotionally direct songcraft that’s impervious to age. His sonically intelligent retro-pop manifesto informs three studio albums—2001’s Fidelity Is the Enemy, 2005’s Safe in Sound and 2008’s Misadventures in Stereo—and he’s worked with a startling array of artists, including Aimee Mann, Juliana Hatfield, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Bernadette Peters, David Poe, NRBQ’s Big Al Anderson, famed Beach Boys lyricist Tony Asher, MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, Attractions drummer Pete Thomas, esteemed ’70s pop misfit Emitt Rhodes, and Canadian songstress Amanda Marshall. Also an accomplished singer and guitarist, Boggia performs with the well-known New York City-based Beatles tribute band, the Fab Faux, as well as Mad Dogs & Dominos, an 18-piece collective headed by a heavyweight roster that includes Blues Brothers alum Lou Marini and producer John Leventhal. Oh, and he plays a mean ukulele.