MP3 Tia McGraff - Day In My Shoes
An Americana/Roots/Folk artist who is amazing audiences around the world with her original and inspirational voice and songs.
12 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Folk-Rock, COUNTRY: Americana
Tia McGraff was born Tia Lynne Hofgraff in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. She grew up in a small town on Lake Erie called Port Dover and remembers her first trip to the "city"! She was 7 years old and her parents were taking her to see the musical Camelot in Hamilton, Ont. Although the "big city lights" were impressive, Tia''s eyes and ears were opened when she heard the orchestra play the first bar of the overture. She turned to her mother and said, "I want to be on stage"! Since that life calling experience, Tia''s musical career has led her on a journey that includes 3 albums, videos on CMT Canada, and radio play on Americana and Country stations in the US, Canada and the UK as well as around the world. In the last year and half, Tia toured the UK 3 times performing on BBC2 Whispering Bob, outdoor festivals and indoor concert venues. Tia''s fan base has grown to include "music lovers" from all around the world and is perhaps her biggest passion. She loves meeting people and sharing the gift of music. Tia relocated to Nashville, TN to further her songwriting craft in 1999 and it was there that she met her husband and fellow songwriter/guitarist Tommy Parham. Together, they are currently touring and writing and recording her next album to be released in 2007. She has written with such other notable writers as Randy Bachman (BTO), Andrew Gold (Linda Ronstadt), Henry Priestman (The Christiens), and Rick Giles (Reba) just to mention a few. Tia loves writing and recording and looks upon each new song and album as a story waiting to be shared. But it''s still the excitement of being in front of a live audience and communicating through music, that inspires her most. Tia''s childhood dream of "being on stage" has definitely been realised and in the words of a good friend who once told Tia, "Every day we get to wake up and make music is a great day to be alive!" she knows it to be true.