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New Album “I Will Stand” Available for Pre-Order

Photo Credit: Tracy Walker Photography

This Summer I hosted the 2021 OMA Nominee Announcement this year – and was also honoured with two 2021 OMA award nominations! Songwriter of the Year and Durham Song of the Year! Public voting closed on August 20. Thank you to everyone who voted on my behalf – fingers crossed! Be sure to join me on September 23rd at www.theomas.ca when they reveal winners. More details on the event to come!

ps: If you missed the Nominee Announcement you can watch the replay here.

I had chills over and over as I listened! It has such artistry in its storytelling, its heartbreaking reserve, and the emotional strain/tension that runs through it. Artists have a special kind of bravery that’s linked with telling the truth. In this case, Tania rescues a moment in history from obscurity or suppression, and ask us to contemplate its wider relevance – to the community, to Blacks elsewhere, and to the world – as she tenderly explore the disjunction between appearance and reality. I find the song unaccountably moving.

– Marie Zimmerman, Executive Director, Hillside Festival (“Planks and Marietta)

The song builds steadily into a powerful and defiant statement that has the cinematic feel of a Bond soundtrack.  

– Americana UK (“Blink”)

Trip-hoppy soul…Very film noir, this.

– Alan Cross (“Blink”)

“Produced by Hill Kourkoutis, the ballad commands your attention from the get-go and leaves you hypnotized by Joy’s vocals paired with a cinematic and dramatic sound.”

– Eat North (“Blink”)

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