Tavis Weir Music:
Tavis Weir is an indie folk jazz musician and composer based in the okanagan valley. his songs are heavily inspired by nature and the canadian landscape. tavis has a degree in jazz guitar, but possesses a song-writing capability that cannot be taught. his expansive guitar playing and simple poetry transform the walls of a room into trees, seascapes and mountain ranges in the mind of the listener.
Like a storm about to break alongside a sky filled with sunshine,
Maiya’s music is a textural, vivid experience. Influenced by the sensibilities of folk and contemporary poets like Gwendolyn McEwen and Mary Oliver, as well as touched with a healthy measure of indie ingenuity, Ms. Robbiehas the finesse to not only talk to the heart of a matter, but to take it in both hands and deliver it into the lap of her listeners. She resides in the agriculturally rich South Okanagan of British Columbia, where rabbit bush, clay banks, lakes and cherry trees offer a creative haven.Several years ago (2006), Maiya cofounded Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long with legendary spoken word performer Shane Koyczan. As a solo artist, Maiya has shared the stage, opened for, and collaborated with many talented Canadian performers. Her performance and songwriting skills have earned her a 2008 BCIMA nomination for Best Female Performer of the Year, a strong and growing fan base, and the honoured respect of her peers.
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