Refreshingly different, T. Nile (Tamara Nile) brought her conflicting style of Electro-pop and folk-roots music, fusing them together, and performing them live at the Kingsville Folk Music Festival on Friday, August 9, 2019.
T. Nile told the audience she stepped away from touring for the last few years and that it feels amazing to be back in the folk music community. This was her first time in Kingsville, which she complimented for it’s beauty saying, she can see why people move there.
T. Nile grew up on on Galiano Island, B.C., did a lot of traveling, including spenting time in India where the ever popular techno music in their clubs caught her attention. As a young child, and youth she travelled with her musician father. He spent many years touring North America and Australia. Sadly, her father passed away in 2015 and a lot of things changed for her. She returned to live on Galiano Island three years ago.
Her father was a huge inspiration to her, telling the crowd he and his parents were the only ones in their entire family to survive the Holocaust. With that she went into “Something Better” from her first album, At My Table.
She also played songs from her three other albums, actually starting off the set with “Shaky Throne” off of her 2016 album release Tingle & Spark. T. Nile told the crowd that the song is one of her dad’s favourites that she wrote.
She also performed her catchy tune “Rusty Door”, with the crowd clapping along. Some fantastic music off of her newest 2019 album, Beachfires, included a soulful bluesy version of Dangerously Free.
T. Nile closed her set with an emotional cover of John Denver’s, “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” A special request from electronic music producer, Brent Sadowick, who collaborated with her on Beachfires. T. Nile told the crowd, “he is my partner in many ways including making Beachfires. We had a sort of difficult 2018. He was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in May of last year.”
During his chemo treatments, T. Nile would bring her guitalele along and play a song that would make him happy no matter what, “even if he was turning green,” she said. And she invited the crowd to sing it along with her. Sadowick was at the festival, often seen popping out to shot photos. It was a touching dreamlike close to her set, especially with everyone singing along.
Her style of traditional folk and roots with an electro-pop edge is an exciting experience to hear, especially when she shares it live on stage.
If you’re wondering what “Electro-Folk” sounds like check out her latest album and get ready for some refreshingly folky funk fused bluesy music filled with fabulous lyrics boosted by brilliant vocals.
For more information about T. Nile please visit https://tnile.com
Folk singer/songwriter Magoo who has emeceed and performed at the Kingsville Folk Fest every year since it’s inception six years ago had fun co-emceeing with CBC Windsor’s Tony Doucette this year. The pair joked as they introduced T. Nile to the crowd and Magoo even gave Tony one of his fancy hats to wear. Magoo was silly and fun, while Tony empathized his passion for Canadian music and it’s importance to our society.
While the Kingsville Folk Music Festival has wrapped up for 2019 be sure to keep an eye on their website and social media accounts because throughout the year, as part of their Road To Folk Fest Concert Seires, they bring lots of great acts to the area.
For more information visit https://www.kingsvillefolkfest.org