Renegade Folk & Americana
-Tom Power, CBC.
Quite a ways from her early days in a Galiano Island cabin on the wild coast of British Columbia, Canada, T. Nile has blurred musical boundaries, fusing the traditionally conflicting styles of Americana and Dream Pop.
“Working with both acoustic and electronic instruments gives me a sense of unlimited musical possibility” she says, comparing the capabilities to a field of wildflowers versus a vase of flowers. On her April 2019 release “Beachfires” it’s a sentiment you’ll hear come alive throughout the album.
Nile was groomed for an unconventional life. Her father performed as “Dan The Man, The One Man Band”, following in the footsteps of his inspiration and mentor Jesse Fuller, a street performer turned influential blues musician who famously penned “San Francisco Bay Blues” and inspired Bob Dylan to pick up the harmonica. From the age of six until her teenage years Nile accompanied her father as they toured the West Coast and Australia in an RV.
T. Nile has won awards, including “Best New/Emerging Artist” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, played major festivals, released three albums, two EPs and will be touring Europe in 2020 as well as releasing“Coming Back”.
- Best New Artist - Canadian Folk Music Awards
- Best Vocalist - Canadian Folk Music Awards (nominee)
- Best Roots Song - Independent Music Awards
- Peak Performance Project (finalist)
- Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition (finalist)
- Edmonton Folk Music Festival (x3)
- Winnipeg Folk Music Festival
- Vancouver Folk Music Festival
- Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival
- Luminato Festival
- Canadian Folk Music Awards
- Yukon Arts Center
- Tour Support For Amos Lee
“T. Nile fuses traditional folk instrumentation and modern sounds with a kind of vibrant sass you don’t hear in music too often.”-Beatroute
"T. Nile is one of those fresh talents that comes along only once in awhile - an accomplished songwriter and musician, she has that rare ability to connect with the audience from the start and keep them engaged."-Phyllis Stenson
"The music is outstanding. Haunting in some places upbeat in others. An interesting juxtaposition of traditionally conflicting styles..."-Bill Hurley
"Eclectic songs, looking forward. One of Canada's musical gifts to the 21st century."-Gary Cristall, Canadian Music Historian
"Come from Galiano Island with a banjo on her knee, Vancouver's T. Nile could well be the biggest noise out of these parts since Neko Case and the Be Good Tanyas."-John P.McLaughlin
“T. Nile’s creativity and diverse talents shine as she channels a banjo-plucking love-child of Beck and Lana Del Rey.”-Sarah Bauer
“Vancouver-based electro-folk artist T. Nile has truly found her groove.There is no hesitation on the 10-track record, which borrows from a palette of sounds ranging from banjo plucking to progressive analog synths. The simple truth is that Tingle & Spark is thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish.”-Vancouver Sun
“Like a ray of sunshine on a cold day”-Sook-Yin Lee