Monday, September 28th @ 7:30pm CST
Tia McGraff & Tommy Parham & Taylor Pie
Hailing from south of Toronto, Ontario Canada, Tia McGraff is an internationally-renowned, award- winning Positive/Inspirational singer-songwriter and gifted children’s author. Accompanied by life and musical partner Tommy Parham, they are described as “the modern day, Johnny and June!”
With nine international CD releases, various film/tv placements, and numerous nominations and awards (including Americana CD of the Year, first round nomination for 2018/2016 Grammy Awards, 2019 multi- nominee for Kingdom Image Awards, and Posi Award finalist, 2019 ISSA award for single of the year, as well multiple Best Of lists) Tia and Tommy have earned a respect in the music industry and a global fan base. The duo have a gift for ‘getting to the heart of the matter’ and writing relatable songs about life, love and this crazy world we live in.
Tia’s 2018 album release of “Stubborn In My Blood” and the first single “Let ‘Em See Your Strong” (co- written by Tia McGraff, Devon O’Day and Tommy Parham) has led to stellar reviews, nominations and positioning on numerous 2018 Best Of lists,reaching beyond all demographics and boundaries, adopted by “Me2” and women’s empowerment groups and embraced by radio communities around the world! The second single, a cover of the classic, “One Tin Soldier” released during the 100th anniversary of World War 1, gained yet another audience and shed new light on the age old problem of war and hurting out neighbours, asking us all to pay heed to the reminder that ‘peace on earth’ is paramount in these times.
The title track, “Stubborn In My Blood” continues to place well on RMR, Euro, Indie and Folk radio charts globally and has been featured on tastemaker and notable radio and TV shows such as Bob Harris Country on BBC Radio 2 in the UK, Tommy Hunter Show (CBC), CMT Canada, Under The Appletree Session (UK), BBC Radio 2 Whispering Bob (UK) and Blue Plate Special (USA), Good Morning Austin (Austin, TX), Ottawa Today, Whats Up Oxford, CBC Morning North (Sudbury), Daytime Ottawa and CHCH Morning Live (Hamilton).
A gifted author, Tia’s children’s book, Jake The Road Dawg (about her rescue pup who travels with them on tour) has helped raise funds and awareness for her local chapter of The Dolly Parton Imagination Library, The Niagara Falls Humane Society and nominated for Author Of The Year for the 2019 Kingdom Image Awards. Jake the Road Dawg inspires readers to find the song in your heart, acceptance in your world and love for life’s adventures. The book comes with a companion CD of 3 original songs by Tia.
In 2020, Tia and Tommy were scheduled to return to the UK for their 14th annual tour, but had to cancel due to COVID-19. While self-isolating they have taken the creative opportunity to produce and release their bi-weekly podcast show Jake’s Place: Songs’n’Tails. The podcast is available on your favorite podcast provider.
“Tia McGraff is one of the finest singer-songwriter-artists that we’ve worked with in the past decade. Continually breaking new ground and performing worldwide. Her work ethic is remarkable as well as her determination to progress in this ever-changing music business.” Bill Wence Promotion, Nashville, TN
Tia McGraff has the voice of an angel, a work ethic of grit and determination, and a well-honed award-winning songwriting craft. Tia fearlessly writes, performs and sings about what matters to her and most importantly her fans and she does it in a manner that’s filled with love, grace and positivity.
As a gifted author, sharing the trials and triumphs of Jake the Road Dawg a treasured family pet, Tia excels, giving people of all ages the knowledge and promise that they belong and can be what they most dream to be! Add to the recipe her partner Tommy Parham, a gifted writer, musician and performer in his own right and his obvious love of sharing life, writing, the road, and the stage with Tia, and you have a venerable feast in touring and recording successes that will long continue in an ever-changing, fast-paced musical landscape. It’s always a pleasure to work with Tia and Tommy who are more than willing to look ahead and tackle the work that brings success and a bright future!
May you all remain healthy and safe at home or wherever you must roam !
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Sunday, August 9th, 2015 we lost a kindred soul, gifted songwriter performer and champion of human rights. Our grief is overwhelming…Audrey Auld performed at our very first house concert, and what a night it was! Remembering you with sweet, sassy thoughts, Audrey as I watch it again. I hope you’re making as much noise in that angel band as you made down here with us. Play on girl, play on.