Tanya Davis at the Trail­side tonight

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Poet, writer, singer of songs and can­did per­former Tanya Davis will be play­ing the Trail­side Mu­sic Cafe & Inn in Mount Ste­wart tonight with Ste­wart Legere open­ing the show.

Since burst­ing onto the Hal­i­fax mu­sic and arts scene in 2006, Davis has gar­nered praise from in­dus­try, au­di­ence, and peers alike, all the while build­ing an im­pres­sive and eclec­tic re­sume of artis­tic work and ac­com­plish­ments.

With three al­bums, two books, nu­mer­ous col­lab­o­ra­tions, and count­less per­for­mances, she has stepped across genre and back again, forg­ing new ground in the realm of cre­ative pos­si­bil­ity. Her videopoem, “How to be Alone” – a col­lab­o­ra­tion with film­maker An­drea Dorf­man – has had more than six mil­lion hits on youtube, at­tract­ing in­ter­na­tional me­dia and blog­ger at­ten­tion, a pub­lish­ing deal with Harper Collins, and new fans the world over.

She tours reg­u­larly as a per­for­mance poet, mu­si­cian and pub­lic speaker and was the 2011/12 Hal­i­fax poet lau­re­ate.

“If you’ve never seen a Tanya Davis show then treat your­self to one amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence” says owner Meghann Deighan. “Her live show is one of a kind and very in­ti­mate.”

Tick­ets for the 8 p.m. show are avail­able at www.trail­side.ca. Back Al­ley Mu­sic or call 902394-3626 for reser­va­tions.

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