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Living Fiction

by Tai Shan

Confident, breezy full-length album with a vivid Californian vibe. Breathes new life between Ingrid Michelson folk-pop and classic Bonnie Raitt soul-grit. Add a touch of R&B, jazz, and theatrical bent, and swoon.
Genre: Pop: Dream Pop
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1. Cool to Be Weird
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2. Anything Is Possible
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3. Fighting Yourself
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4. Stone Cold Statues
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5. Peter Pan
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6. That's It
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7. Ain't It Wonderful
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8. Big Bad Wolf
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9. All We Know Is Now
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10. No Stranger Than Life
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11. American Dream
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Living Fiction
A Collection of Songs Inspired by Books

What does Slaughterhouse 5, Dr. Suess and the Shinning have in common? They are just 3 of 11 books that Tai Shan was inspired to write about in her new album, Living Fiction. This album is 100% inspired by literature- If you love books and you love music you will love this album.

Tai Shan grew up north of San Francisco, and while her mother worked the night shift, her father would read all sorts of literature; from Greek mythology to American classics. Flash forward to present day Seattle where Folk- Pop artist and music teacher Tai Shan is active member in a literature inspired movement called the Bushwick Book Club originated in the Bushwick neighborhood of New York, New york. For the past 3 years Tai and other predominate Seattle songwriters perform each show by reading one book and writing a song inspired by it. This album is a culmination of 3 years of work, including a work that was written for the 60 piece Seattle Rock Orchestra.

Below is a list of songs and their inspiration:

Cool to Be Weird 4:17 - Sneetches by Dr. Seuss
Anything is Possible 3:39 - The Summer Day by Mary Oliver
Fighting Yourself 3:15 - Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
Stone Cold Statues 4:15 - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Peter Pan 3:59 - Peter Pan and Wendy by J.M. Barrie
That’s It 3:38 - The Shining by Stephen King
Ain't It Wonderful 3:02 - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Big Bad Wolf 3:03 - Little Red Riding Hood by Hans Christian Andersen
All We Know is Now 4:29 - The Book of Changes (The I-Ching) by Hua Ching Ni
No Stranger than Life 4:36 - Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
American Dream 8:24 - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Lead Vocals: Tai Shan
Background Vocals: Austin Garrison, Katrina Kope, Annie Jantzer
Bass: Tim Carey, Mark Blasco, Geoff Larson
Keyboard: Chris Blankenburg, Mark Blasco, Tai Shan
Drums: Bryan Ubaghs, David Levin, Mark Blasco
Guitar: Tai Shan
Lead Guitar: David Hillman, Mark Blasco
Violin/Viola: Andrew Joslyn
Cello: Paige Stockley, Mark Blasco
Flute: Caroline VanHarmelen

No Stranger than Life: String Arrangement by Andrew Joslyn
American Dream: Arrangement by Emily Westman

What People are saying about this album:

“Tai Shan’s songwriting harkens back to the days of Queen with her complex chord structuring and catchy hooks.
- Grammy winner Andrew Joslyn Composer and Violinist for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Tai Shan Sings as if the world was unaware of beauty and it is her task to describe it. She knows each goosebump-raising frequency and proves that whole worlds can exist in a 5 minute song - CultureMob

“Tai Shan evokes Sarah McLachlan at her most reflective.” –Eugene Weekly

“We also enjoyed Tai Shan, who’s solo performance on the piano was one of the saddest songs our little heart has ever heard.” -Seattlest.com

“An amazing talent” Sheila Mullen (Artzone TV Show)

“Tai Shan is a poet and a seamstress of melodies- Jovino Santos Neto (Latin Grammy Nominee)

To learn more about the stories behind the songs and download
free music visit www.TaiShanMusic.com

Watch the music videos on www.youtube.com/taishanmusic

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