Tami Neilson

“Virtually unknown in the US, the Kiwi crooner (originally born in Canada) has accrued awards aplenty in New Zealand in recent years, but with Dynamite she has crafted something truly special that deserves to explode with country fans around the world. Neilson blends the ambience of Old West saloons with the pastel palette of a 1950s beach musical, and her soulful bellow breathes modern life into a vintage collection. Standout tracks like Cry Over You (at the 3:13 mark) are so lushly imagined and dynamically delivered that it’s hard to imagine Neilson will keep a low profile in the US much longer. At the very least, she seems destined for one of Quentin Tarantino’s high-noon, femme fatale soundtracks.” ~Grady Smith for The Guardian.