TAMI NEILSON, A VIDEO ESSAY (2018): Putting on the style

 |   |  1 min read

TAMI NEILSON, A VIDEO ESSAY (2018): Putting on the style

With the release of a sixth album under own name – Sassafrass! – attention once again turns to the award-winning Tami Neilson who has redefined country, brassy soul, rockabilly and rock'n'roll gospel into an amalgam which is distinct and her own.

Her story has been well-canvased in the past, how the Canadian-born singer was part of their traveling family band (sharing bills with the like of Johnny Cash), relocated to New Zealand, became part of the scene around Lyttelton alongside Marlon Williams and Delaney Davidson extending the contract of country music into darker or more pop-edged corners, picked up awards for best country album and a Silver Scroll . . .

a1392438342_10Neilson brings more than just great music to the stage, she has class and energy (she performed when well into the eighth month of a pregnancy) and a sure sense of visual style.

We will address Sassafras! shortly  . .  . but meantime here is Tami Neilson, a woman with style, in her videos and on album covers . . .

And she is touring in July/August (dates at the bottom) 


From Sassafras!

Stay Outta My Business

Manitoba Sunrise at Motel 6


And further back
From Don't Be Afraid (2016)

Holy Moses

Lonely

See here for Elsewhere's review of Don't Be Afraid


From Dynamite! (2014)

Dynamite!

Texas and Cry Over You

Walk Back to Your Arms

See here for Elsewhere's review of the Dynamite! album

For more on Tami Neilson at Elsewhere start here.

The Tami Neilson Sassafras! tout 

Screen_Shot_2018_05_25_at_11.51.49_AM

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Absolute articles index

JEFF LYNNE CONSIDERED (2016): Otis Wilbury, I presume?

JEFF LYNNE CONSIDERED (2016): Otis Wilbury, I presume?

For a man who loved the Beatles and whose band Electric Light Orchestra located itself on the axis of Sgt Peppers and Magical Mystery Tour, Jeff Lynne was handed a gift and a curse by his... > Read more

MATTHEW SWEET INTERVIEWED (1993): It should be a more Sweet world

MATTHEW SWEET INTERVIEWED (1993): It should be a more Sweet world

Matthew Sweet comes with a double handicap: the unthreatening “Matthew” and then . . . “Sweet” Hmm, very soft, very sweet. It isn’t a promising start and he... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

Pitch Black: Third Light (Dubmission/digital outlets)

Pitch Black: Third Light (Dubmission/digital outlets)

Most often known for their deep and profound electro-dub -- which often evokes the darkness of the New Zealand bush and power of the ocean-battered coastline -- here on their sixth album Pitch... > Read more

EPs by Yasmin Brown

EPs by Yasmin Brown

With so many CDs commanding and demanding attention Elsewhere will run this occasional column by the informed and opinionated Yasmin Brown. She will scoop up some of those many EP releases, in... > Read more