TANYA RANSOM (WA)
Kimberley songstress Tanya Ransom is taking her soulful folk blues around the country after the highly successful release of her sophomore album ‘The Art of Departing’. This beautiful lamenting album brought a string of Western Australian Music nominations for the second time. Following the success of both her debut album ‘It Is What It Is’ 2013 and this years’ album, the Broome musician has performed at multiple festivals and toured nationally; sharing stage with artists such as John Butler, Stephen Pigram, Missy Higgins and Dave Mann.
‘The Art of Departing,’ recorded in Margaret River at The Hairy Back Marron Studio sees Ransom team up with a brilliant production duo, pushing her sound to the next level. Working with fellow West Australian musician and sound engineer Dave Mann (We Two Thieves, Dave Mann Collective) and award winning sound engineer James Newhouse of Real2Reel (The Waifs, Ash Grunwald) the team produced a well sculpted album laden with songs of loss and love, heartbreak, and the beauty of the great southern land.
Ransom’s natural talent with words and melody, delivered by an effortless, blues tone voice accompanies the laid-back guitar and strings perfectly. Her love and life in the wide open spaces of the vast North West Coast, travelling through the endless Australian desert and life under the open skies are heard through her song writing. On stage, her unassuming warmth and personality holds audiences attentive, following the raw storytelling of each song.
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