Newfoundland musician Tanya Alexander. — Submitted photo
Tanya has been on the Atlantic Canadian music scene since 1995, when she joined with three other Newfoundland and Labrador-based musicians to form the quartet Shy Mary. The jazz/folk/blues band enjoyed a strong following in the capital city and received invitations to perform on CBC Radio, with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and for the world music Sound Symposium.
The band received critical acclaim for their debut album Shy Mary, released in 1997, and Tanya was nominated as MusicNL's Female Artist of the Year.
For her first solo album, Tanya decided to go back to her country and western roots. "Into Your Kiss" features some gorgeous classic tunes by such artists as Charlie Pride, Merle Haggard and Hank Snow, and Tanya and co-writers have created some finger-snapping and heart wrenching originals you must hear. The album is receiving rave reviews and lots of radio play throughout the province!
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You can hear snippets on Tanya's website: www.tanyaalexander.ca.
“A true gem and rare find as the music of yesteryear [has become] lost.
Tanya has brought it back to the mainstream with a whole new sound.
Click to listen to "Into Your Kiss" by Tanya Alexander