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Tami Neilson: Stay Outta My Business

Now based in NZ, the twangy rock 'n soul singer is making a mark internationally. The first single from her upcoming album, Sassafrass!, this track is bold and brassy, driven by her force of nature voice.

Tami Neilson: Stay Outta My Business

By Kerry Doole

Tami Neilson - "Stay Outta My Business" (Outside): The career and life story of Neilson is a fascinating one. Ontario born and raised, she was a member of the popular Neilson Family country band. Love lured her to New Zealand a decade ago, and she has ascended to award-winning stardom Down Under.


Her reach is expanding internationally, and she has devoted plenty of time to Canada, touring her earlier albums Dynamite and Don't Be Afraid. Her next album, Sassafrass!, comes out June 1, preceded by this rousing single. The bold and brassy tune features horns and backing vocals, but Neilson's powerful force of nature delivery remains front and centre.

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Her freewheeling, genre-jumping sound defies easy categorisation, with her label's tag of "twangy rock 'n soul" coming close. Expect Sassafrass! to be more upbeat than Don't Be Afraid, an album created in the aftermath of the death of Tami's father Ron.

After NZ dates, Neilson heads to Europe this summer, with more Canadian shows expected after that.

A charismatic and witty performer and a skilled songwriter, Neilson is the real deal. Watch closely.

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Also out this week is new work from Jim Cuddy, Tevet Sela, Kym Gouchie and Ellen Doty.

Canadian albums are in the spotlight this week, as the Polaris Music Prize announced its 40-album long list for best of the year. Longtime post-hardcore favourites Alexisonfire, meanwhile, announced a new live album.

This week also brings a number of new releases, including ever-evolving Montreal artist Geoffroy. He joins Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy, who has a new solo release, as well as Christin Hyshka, The Hi Tops,Maggie Andrew, Kym Gouchy, Wild Remedy and more. Others announcing new album release dates are Mo Kenney, Mia Kelly and KROY.

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