Record Release Concert: Tannis Slimmon launches
In and Out of Harmony
With Lewis Melville and special guests including Jude Vadala, Rosemary Phelan, Dave Clark, Michael Herring and Rebecca Hennessy.
Guelph's own Tannis Slimmon is an award-winning singer-songwriter who has been recording and touring nationally and internationally for over three decades. Her warm, beautiful voice can be heard on more than 80 albums, including classic records from the Rheostatics and Barenaked Ladies.
In and Out of Harmony is the follow-up to Tannis' award-winning 2007 release Lucky Blue and, like its predecessor, the album bears traces of her travels and studies in Mali and Cuba. The guest list reads like a Who's Who of the Canadian roots music scene. Among the many distinguished players who lent their touch to the album are Martin Tielli and Dave Clark (Rheostatics), Harry Manx, David Francey, Ray Bonneville and Treasa Levasseur, not to mention Tannis' 89-year old mother!
Anyone who's seen Tannis live knows that it's not just her voice that radiates warmth and light. She is known for her uplifting performances and what EXCLAIM Magazine calls her "bright, angelic disposition". But, as the title of her new album implies, the search for a state of grace never ceases. On In and Out of Harmony, she tackles some difficult universal themes like environmental degradation and depression, ageing and mortality - the kind of sorrows that bind us together. But she does so with an indomitable spirit as resilient as the spark in her eye.
In and Out of Harmony is available in Guelph at Macondo Books, The Bookshelf, Magnolia Cafe and will be available at the concert and on Itunes.
|February 16th||8:00 p.m.