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Tanya Gallagher

On her third album, "Virginia" - out Sept. 30th, Tanya Gallagher has created a portrait of her memories from the times she spent in the Commonwealth State working as an intern in the summer of 2009 and of her return trips in subsequent years. Tanya's experiences in Virginia were ones of further developing her sound, collaborating with new artists, building new relationships and transforming her new environment into a place that felt like home. In 2013, Tanya moves to Vancouver to begin her PhD in forestry and meets musician and engineer Brandon Hoffman, where she begins the process of fully developing and recording "Virginia". Huffington Post has described "Virginia" and Tanya's performances as "silky smooth... (with) longing-filled lyrics (that) evoke a strong sense of nostalgia... the type of album that helps you think about where you’ve come from and where you’d like to go next." In Tanya's words "The album is filled with songs of reflection with a tinge of longing. Virginia taught me love, it taught me heartache, but most importantly it taught me that a home away from home can exist. These songs represent a very specific moment in time. Word for word the album is an honest portrayal of how I felt in the Fall of 2013. I’m grateful to the friends who encouraged me along the way – and of course, to Virginia. These songs are just as much for those people and that place, as they are for me."


September 24, 2016