Tia McGraff, just back from her sixth successful 21-show soft-seat Tour of the UK, brings the legendary “Crazy Beautiful” tour home for the summer.
Already climbing the Americana charts in the United States and a dozen Canadian country music stations with the first single, “Baby’s Got A Banjo,” this consistently brilliant collection offers the perfect combination of genres in this age of eclectic, genre-bending programming.
Regarding the newest single “Baby’s Got A Banjo” from “Crazy Beautiful,” Craig Fox of Country 107. 3 says: “Best new song I’ve heard this year — I mean, at all … The song just ‘fits’ with what’s happening in country right now. Perfect timing for this sound.”
Produced by Tommy Parham, and written by Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham, this well-crafted seventh full-length CD stirs souls, lightens hearts and leaves listeners wanting more, and that is exactly how sold-out audiences responded this spring in England, Wales, Scotland and Canada.
Recorded in Nashville, Tenn., Austin, Texas, and Ontario, Canada, “Crazy Beautiful” boasts an exceptional listening experience with each song brilliantly crafted both on stage and on record. Many critics consider it to be Tia’s finest album, and seeing the live show further helps listeners appreciate their magic.
Paul Kennedy, host of “Ideas” on CBC Radio, writes: “The word is spreading … Tia McGraff’s new ‘Crazy Beautiful’ collection is superb; featuring stellar vocals, honest emotion and exceptional songs.”
Jim Marino of “Freewheeling Folk Show” on 93.3 CFMU says:
“Make no mistake about it, this lady is a first-rate, breathtaking vocalist with an ardent delivery that makes you believe every word. She (and Tommy) are also impassioned songwriters who are quickly becoming two of the most respected performers in roots and Americana circles.”
McGraff will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Evangeline’s Bistro and Music House, 512 N. Euclid, St. Louis.