Tif Ginn is a gutsy, amazing singer and a transcendent songwriter who
has spent most of her adult life touring North America playing music
professionally. Ginn toured first as half of the Fabulous Ginn Sisters,
releasing 3 critically acclaimed CDs then as part of the Fred Eaglesmith
Traveling Show. Now she takes a turn as a solo artist, fronting the band
she has been playing with for the last several years. The self-titled solo
debut was released in April of 2012.
Produced by Fred Eaglesmith, “Tif Ginn” was recorded with his road-
weathered band at Eaglesmith’s studio in Southern Ontario, Canada.
Eaglesmith used his trademark one-mic approach, utilizing just one
channel, sending the mono/analog signal to quarter-inch tape.
Nine of the twelve songs were co-written by Eaglesmith, who is himself
an iconic Americana songwriter. The songs indirectly reflect the kind
of ‘struggle’ that is living in a motorhome and touring for years without
much time to relax or regroup. They are songs of single moms, lovesick
fools, trailer park life, and abuse.
Eaglesmith’s analog approach yields a rounded, smoky atmosphere that
perfectly suits both the subject matter and the tour-tightened band. The
bare, honest and emotional sound is the real thing and the result is a
beautiful yet edgy sound.
Stylistically, the CD runs from sultry, jazzy country to angry punk,
embracing pop, Americana and folk along the way. The trademark
sound ties it all together delivering a mature and well-rounded product
that is at once fearless and remarkably listenable.
As part of the Fabulous Ginn Sisters and the Fred Eaglesmith Traveling
Show, Ginn has played over a thousand shows at some of the best rooms
and festivals in North America. Her CDs have been played on Americana,
folk and indie radio stations and her CDs have been ravely reviewed in
publications all over the US, Canada and Europe.
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