Tanyss Nixi, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Carpet-Ether Opium Folk, Alt-Country
Tanyss has released three independent albums, and has performed at national showcases such as North by North East in Toronto, the Western Canada Music Awards in Vancouver and recorded a CBC Canada Live broadcast.
She has opened for Alejandro Escovedo, Julianna Hatfield, Sarah Harmer. Tanyss’ albums received glowing reviews from local and national print media such as Chart Attack, Exclaim!, FFWD, Edmonton Journal and The Georgia Straight, and charted on campus and community radio stations across Canada.
Tanyss recently released a new album with Wildwood, recorded by Juno Nominee Stew Kirkwood at Sound Extractor. She tours Vancouver Island in Feb 2018 and Southern Alberta with Wildwood in May 2018.
‘Just as Nixi scrunches up her nose at those who fail to live in the moment, her beautiful voice and folk melodies remind us that changing the world really isn’t a lost cause…” Exclaim!
Influences = Kitty Wells, Wanda Jackson, Carl Perkins, Mike Ness, Mazzy Star, Nick Cave, Neko Case, Cocteau Twins, PJ Harvey, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Gillian Welch, Tom Waits, Richard Buckner, Hank Sr., Loretta Lynn
Winner of the ARUSHA.ORG “Song for Social Justice” Calgary Folk Fest
“Laverne” with Wildwood, 2018
“Sell Your Clothes and Keep Your Thoughts” 2012
“Champion of Lost Causes…” 2008
“Tanyss Nixi and the Angry Mob” CD 2005
* CJSR FM 88.5 18th Anniversary Compilation
* Ralph Nader Was Here, CJSR FM 88.5
* Music from the Underwater City of Gold, MOTE mgzn compilation
* Partial Film Score “A Gothic Romance” California USA
Showcases & Festivals
WCMA, Vancouver BC
NXNE, Toronto ON
Stage 13 Rock Festival for Much Music Unplugged
The Works Visual Arts Festival
Alberta Roots Music Concert Series
Alejandro Escovido, Opening Act
North Country Fair
Canada Live, CBC Recording
Key of A, CBC
CFMH New Brunswick
Radio Free Belgium
Charting on College radio
#2 CKXU Lethbridge
#2, CJSR Edmonton
#18, CUIT Toronto
#66 on the Top 200 !earshot Canadian College Radio Chart for first record “Champion of Lost Causes”