Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist T. Nile is looking forward to being back on the road after a two year pandemic break during a western Canadian tour including stops in Dawson Creek and Beaverlodge.
She found herself thinking there was not a lot going on during the pandemic.
“I thought I was not doing much, then I look back and said ‘Holy Moly, there is some work there’,” she says to the Mirror noting more than 40 songs written and worked on between 2020 and 2022.
If she has one pandemic regret – it was not engaging in any online performances.
“I didn’t do them and there is a bit of regret. Now I’m dealing with a bit of stage fright which is new for for me.”
She says that live music environment is something that can’t be beat.
“Live music and performance is a universal experience all the right reasons. It is all about about the new faces met on the road. Electric times and powerful live moments – music transcends and it is something experienced together, uniting us over dividing us.”
For the next studio album it is about finding the best idea for the group of songs she’s looking to put out.
“Something a bit more stripped back, and minimal. Lap steel, viola, acoustic stuff, not much else,” she estimates.
The new tour will see new setlists each night with her road testing some of the new material as well.
“It’s an exciting time to get back out there for live shows and releasing new music.”
T. Nile plays Beaverlodge on Oct. 25 and the Dawson Creek Art Gallery on Oct. 26.