This Week on Earthsongs: Tara Williamson

Nov 27, 2017

Tara Williamson

  Tara Williamson is a self-proclaimed poet, provocateur, and pop singer. Born Cree, she was raised Anishnaabe and Métis in Swan Lake, Manitoba. Tara grew up with Native song, drum, and dance. Despite being the only artist in her family, she embraces the traditions of her roots as part of her musical identity. Following the jazzier folk/rock of her two EPs, Tara’s new full-length album Songs to Keep Us Warm is “engaging with the mainstream outside of Indian country”. Produced by Jim Bryson, the project features poet Leanne Simpson, cellist Cris Derksen, and a lyric booklet illustrated by visual artist Michael Dudeck. Williamson is classically trained in voice and piano. She briefly attended the conservatory at McGill University in Montreal, and studied at the Universities of Winnipeg and Victoria focusing on social work and Indigenous governance. Tara is currently working with playwright Tomson Highway on writing a musical about Indigenous women.

Songs to Keep Us Warm (2016)
Lie Low – EP (2013)


Artist (Song) Album

  1. Grant-Lee Phillips (Tennessee Rain) The Narrows
  2. Carson Gray (Wanna See You feat. DJ Shub – Single)
  3. A Tribe Called Red (Sila feat. Tanya Tagaq) We Are The Halluci Nation
  4. Savannah Stewman (Break Free – Single)
  5. Josh Halverson (Cupid – Single)
  6. Tara Williamson (NY/LA) Songs to Keep Us Warm
  7. Tara Williamson (Sundogs) Songs to Keep Us Warm
  8. Tara Williamson (Stormstayed) Songs to Keep Us Warm
  9. Wake Self (Malala) Malala
  10. Don Amero (Let Them See You Smile) Refined
  11. Christa Couture (If I Still Love You) Long Time Leaving
  12. Classic Roots (Bright Blue Sand) Deeply Rooted