Tai Shan | Meet in the Middle

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Meet in the Middle

by Tai Shan

A uplifting collection of Americana country backroad songs, inspired by love and life of the road.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Meet in the Middle
3:57 $0.99
2. Last Thing on Your Mind
4:11 $0.99
3. Marys Song
4:49 $0.99
4. Love Is Changing Us
2:32 $0.99
5. Oldest Lullaby
4:46 $0.99
6. Before the Dawn
3:13 $0.99
7. Stubborn Girls
4:31 $0.99
8. Standing Outside the Fire
3:48 $0.99
9. Who Got Columbus High
3:19 $0.99
10. All I See Is You
5:10 $0.99
11. Out of the Frying Pan
2:33 $0.99
12. At Last
3:57 $0.99
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Album Notes
A year ago Tai Shan won a grant from Jack Straw Cultural Center to record her 3rd full length album, Meet in the Middle.
This album combines Tai's love for making music with her husband Austin with her love for literature, especially stories with strong female characters.

"Last Thing on Your Mind" was inspired by the Stephen King book, "Carrie". The song looks at why Carries mother was so mean to her.

"Mary's Song" is dedicated to a woman profiled in Mary Roach's book, Bonk. The song is about Mary's ability to have multiple orgasms without physically touching herself.

"Oldest Lullaby" was written about a woman who was addicted to the sand that would make her sleep from Neil Gaiman's graphic novel “Sandman"

"Stubborn Girls" was inspired by the character Meg from the book "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeline L'Engle

Lead Vocals: Tai Shan
Background Vocal: Austin Garrison, Amanda Sue Winterhalter and Katrina Kope
Bass: Tim Carey, Marina Christopher, Chris Aguayo and Tarik Abouzied
Keyboard: Josh Rawlings, Chris Blankenburg
Drums: Tarik Abouzied, Mark Blasco and Chris Aguayo
Guitar: Tai Shan, Mark Blasco
Violin/Viola: Andrew Joslyn
Cello: Natalie Mai Hall
Produced: by Mark Blasco
Recorded at Jack Straw Cultural Center and Red Bar Studios
Engineered by Mark Blasco, Moe Provencer and Steve Ditore
Mastered by Barry Corliss of Masterworks
Photography by Amy Catherine and Megan Rask

All Songs written by Tai Shan (BMI)
'At Last' Written by Mack Gordon, Harry Warren (ASCAP)
'Standing Outside the Fire' written by Garth Brooks and Jenny Yates (ASCAP)

Tai Shan is a Seattle-based pop-folk singer, composer and songwriter. Her catchy, layered melodies echo John Mayer and Jack Johnson while her soprano soars somewhere between Joni Mitchell, Alanis Morrisette, and Adele. Tai has has performed on NPR and at nearly every major venue in Seattle, including Benaroya Hall, the Moore Theater, the Tractor, Bumbershoot, and Seattle Comicon.

CultureMob raves, “Tai Shan sings as if the world was unaware of beauty, and it is her task to describe it.” A Cornish College of the Arts- trained classical and jazz composer, Tai is known for her incredible versatility, in both music and subject matter. Though she has plenty of her own life stories to draw from—including singing for the Pope, watching all of her belongings ignite in a house fire, playing a music tour through Yellowstone National Park, and teaching music at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture (Mo-Pop), Dusty Strings, and Seattle Girls School—Tai prefers to mine literature. She’s penned over 50 songs, in collaboration with Bushwick Book Club, that give musical voice to literary characters and immerse the audience in the story, the same way a novel does. Her last album, Living Fiction, featured the catchy ode to individuality, “Cool to Be Weird,” which was chosen as the anthem for the Girl Scouts of America’s Power Up Program. In 2016, Tai was awarded a Jack Straw Cultural Center artist recording grant to complete her second album, focusing on female narratives.



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