Three months into the Capital Slam season and things are getting HOT! Loh El just won his second slam of the season but Sean O’Gorman, ArRay-of-WoRds and Rusty Priske are right behind him! And what about that top trio of female poets who have burst onto the scene: Mia Morgan, CauseMo and Colleen Leafloor! Just Jamaal is right in the mix… and it is too much talent just for one stage! 43 poets have taken up the gauntlet so far this season… will YOU be next? Don’t worry. Capital Slam and the Mercury Lounge are up to the challenge.
And check out the feature! TANYA DAVIS!!
Tanya Davis, the poet. Also: the songwriter, the player of intricate and soft electric guitar, the youtube phenomenon, the candid stage presence of whatever stage she’s on, the vulnerable performer, the Mayor’s Poet Laureate, loves collaboration, artistic dedication, awards and nominations are amazing but at the end of the day she does it for creation.
Since bursting onto the Halifax music scene in 2006 with her debut, Make a List, Tanya has garnered praise from industry and audience alike and has been building an impressive and eclectic resume of artistic work and accomplishments. With 3 albums, one book of poetry, video and radio work, and numerous collaborations, she has stepped across genre and back again, forging new ground in the realm of creative possibility.
Her videopoem – How to be Alone, a collaboration with filmmaker Andrea Dorfman – has had more than 3.5 million hits on youtube since it went viral one year ago, attracting international media and blogger attention, touring opportunities, and new fans from the world over. She tours regularly, both as a poet and musician and, with her ever-growing portfolio of songs and poems, can easily tailor her performance to the crowd, the venue, and the occasion. Her wordy songs suit attentive rooms; her arresting energy woos an eclectic crowd; her skillful guitar playing impresses a discerning audience; and her creative arrangements lend themselves equally well to a solo show or a full band of musicians.
Tanya frequently takes commissions to pen poems and verse and has done so for the likes of The 2011 Canada Games, The PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women, and CBC Radio. She facilitates workshops on poetry and performance and is currently the Mayor’s Poet Laureate of Halifax, NS.
Doors and sign-up at 6:30. $8 and free for performers. All ages welcome.
And there WILL be a ticket give away… details TBA!