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Tai Shan : Ripe on the Vine Review, one beautiful song

Tai Shan : Ripe on the Vine Review, one beautiful song

tai-shan-sirTai Shan is a Nashville-based country, pop-folk singer, composer, and songwriter. A Cornish College of the Arts trained classical and jazz composer, Shan finds fresh sounds to convey her country folk songs with. The songs support her soprano voice as she sings of the matter of the heart with her purposeful lyrics. Shan is releasing a new single titled “Ripe on the Vine.” The song was recorded in Seattle with a grant she received from the Jack Straw Cultural Center. Musicians playing include electronica drummer Devin Bews, jazz bassist Marina Christopher, funk keyboardist Joey Walbaum and Shan’s husband, Austin Garrison, on background vocals.

“Ripe on the Vine” begins with acoustic guitar cradling Shan’s perfectly country twanged voice. Her spot-on pitch and vocal control are instantly noticeable. The phrasing and sliding into the notes give the melody character and life. The lyrics for “Ripe on the Vine” are an emotional, sentimental ode dedicated to her husband, Garrison. “The song came to me during the summer – a musicians’ busy season – and this particular summer I had so much work scheduled that I had only two days off from April to September,” says Shan. She also explains what a ripe-on-the-vine love means. She says, “A love that is past the first date jitters, the passionate flings, the figuring each other out and instead is about the calm, quiet moments where you enjoy just snuggling on the couch and watching a movie after a long day.”

Shan’s latest single “Ripe on the Vine” is well-written and percolates with honest emotion. Her passion for a catchy melody sung with style and accuracy delivers the song. The band is excellent, and the song is well-recorded and mixed. Shan’s easy-going country style will appeal to fans of that genre and beyond.  Her personality and character shine with an unpretentious elegance, her friendly nature—as her melodies fill the space with beauty.


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Tai Shan

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Ripe on the Vine

Release Date

February 21, 2020


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Shannon Smith
A fan of music my entire life. Should that be enough, well it is for me. Who buys music, the fans. Who listens to music, the fans. Like me, there are many like-minded individuals that daily search for meaningful and new music to add to their playlist, their soundtrack of life. A life without music would Bb. Yes, I have seen that saying floating around for years, and truth is, its #truth. So, may I introduce you to Shannon Smith (me). I am the editor. A music junkie that can’t get enough music in my life. A nerd (proudly), with some mad love for technology and design. It is that desire that sparked Sound in Review. Life is busy, the reviews are meant to ultimately introduce and briefly talk about the music. We have a section called SIR Quote: this is my way of saying thank you, to the countless artists making the world a place of expression. Show yours by rating each artists album, just as we have (collectively as writers), to show your support for your favorite artist.
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