TAIVI - RISING TIDE
Taivi’s debut album, Rising Tide, launched to critical and popular acclaim – posting in the top 25 of the International Folk DJ Chart, receiving 4 of 5 stars from the Netherlands and taking the top spot of the Roots Music chart in Kamloops beside her longtime hero Buffy Sainte Marie.
While dedicating the first part of her life to a successful career in law and social justice, behind the scenes Taivi was gaining traction in her musical life. She was playing classical, folk-roots, jazz, bluegrass, Latin American, Indonesian gamelan, exploring choral work, and more and more writing songs.
Encouraged by Pete Seeger, Elaine Overholt, Paul Mills, and Garth Hudson, Taivi finally decided to bring her songwriting and musical vision to audiences. At the end of 2017, with the assistance of multiple GRAMMY nominee, Claire Lynch, she completed an album of 13 original songs, releasing it internationally in 2018.
Taivi has performed her songs at coffee houses, clubs and related venues in southern Ontario including the Burdock, Acoustic Harvest, Hugh’s Room Live, Plein Air, the Black Swan, the Performing Artists Lodge, the Heliconian Club, the Flying Cloud, the Hamilton Folk Club, the Don Heights Coffee House, the Free Times Café, Fat Albert’s, Café Hessed and the Tranzac.
Other venues have included:
Becca’s Bayport Pub - Lunenburg NS
Sawadee Tea House - Halifax NS
St. Margaret's Bay house concert - NS
Treehouse Café - Salt Spring Island BC
Spiral Café - Victoria BC
Wildwood House Concert - Victoria BC
Victoria Folk Society – Victoria BC
Cowichan Folk Club - Vancouver Island BC
Deep Cove Folk Club - Vancouver Island BC
The Wakefield Inn – Wakefield QC
The Spiral Café - Ottawa ON
The Bluebird Café - Nashville TN