T. Nile’s “Cabin Song” EP is the follow up to her highly acclaimed debut album “At My Table” and the precursor to a sophomore LP set for release within the next year. With Cabin Song, Nile continues to build and create a contemporary folk sound that is uniquely hers and these seven new songs deliver on every promise that “At My Table” made.
The title track spins a yarn of ache filled memories complete with French lullabies and welsh cakes while “Reverie” mixes a gritty dub influenced bass line with the shimmering notes of T. Nile's banjo. “Lake Irene” and “Boats Against A Dock” tell instrumental tales of gold mine ghost towns and lumbering tug boats and the cinematic journey of “Sunrises” that travels through lush wet-coast dreamscapes is a foil to the anthemic foot stomp of “Rock Whatcha Got”.
T. Nile has spent most of the last three years once the road since releasing At My Table in 2006. From the outdoor festivals and clubs that dot the Trans Canada Highway and its many tributaries, T Nile has also made stops at packed halls and theatres in Germany, Denmark and Alaska. Along the way she was named the "Best New/Emerging Artist" at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, the "Critic’s Favorite New Discovery" in Penguin Eggs, and was nominated for "Best Contemporary Vocalist" at the most recent Canadian Folk Music Awards.
All of this is many miles down the road from her humble beginnings in a tiny cabin on Galiano Island but not so surprising for someone who got her musical start accompanying her father, a multi-instrumentalist sidewalk entertainer, through North America and Australia at the age of 6. Nile will continue down that road in preparation for next year's LP release, and in support of “Cabin Song”, by touring Canada, USA and the EU, showcasing in Toronto (NXNE), In New York, and Nashville. 2009 will also see Tamara playing at the legendary Winnipeg Folk Festival, Mission Folk Festival and Yellowknife's own, Folk On The Rocks.