Internationally acclaimed Tia McGraff announces 2018 UK/Ireland tour
When Tia McGraff and husband/guitarist and producer Tommy Parham toured the UK in 2016, the buzz generated was phenomenal.
We had never before received so many individual messages from promoters and venues urging us to check them out as they had been so good.
Bob Harris, a long-standing fan of Tia’s work, invited her into the BBC Radio 2 studios to record a session and had them over to his home for one of his legendary Under The Apple Tree sessions too.
We got involved and ended up putting some dates together for them earlier this year and once again, they created such a powerful impact that ALL of those who booked them made contact to ask: “When are they coming back?”
We are delighted to announce that Tia and Tommy will be returning to these shores for a three-week run in April/May next year and they have invited us to organise the tour for them.
The period will be April 13 to May 6.
Tia’s latest record, Crazy Beautiful, has been winning her a huge amount of praise and radio exposure over here.
The follow up to her 2013-issued Break These Chains, on its Stateside release, the record went straight to the Number 5 slot on the influential Roots Music Report and came to be described by many as “Tia’s breakthrough album,” gathering a Grammy nomination in the Best Americana Album category.
Cashbox magazine said: “It doesn’t get any better than this.”
In The UK, R2 magazine praised the CD’s “wholesomeness, bite and spirit,” while AmericanRootsUK called it “a beauty of an album.”
Please let us know if you would like to include them in your 2018 music programme and if possible provide a steer on any particular date/s that would fit better than others.
Many thanks - Loudon
Crazy Beautiful promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=Keb2h6QzN3A
Filmed in performance in Twickenham last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3Q2yHbe5PI
Filmed in performance in Twickenham: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-EX3WlRnAE
Tia covers Leonard Cohen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpjBj0I9D2w