“Tanya Ransom exudes beauty, from her music and her performance. She delivers with strength and passion, radiating her Kimberley glow. Her shows at Nannup Music Festival are always loved, from the audience and fellow musicians who embrace her magic.”
Phaedra Watts, Music Director, Nannup Music Festival.
"Captivating, moving and truly salt of the earth, Tanya's relationship with her music is unlike any other. From lyrics to melody, this Kimberley songstress holds such power and presence in every moment. A song sung through Tanya's heart will leave you yearning for more!”
Ant Beard, Caravana Sun
Tanya Ransom is one of the hardest working touring artists I know of in WA, for me, her music feels like the open road - and the moment you know you’re driving away from responsibilities that aren’t really yours, there’s that sense of freedom.
Nigel Bird, WAM Regional Officer
Kimberley songstress Tanya Ransom is taking her soulful folk blues around the country after the highly successful release of her sophomore album ‘The Art of Departing’. This beautiful lamenting album brought a string of Western Australian Music nominations for the second time. Following the success of both her debut album ‘It Is What It Is’ 2013 and this years’ album, the Broome musician has performed at multiple festivals and toured nationally; sharing stage with artists such as John Butler, Stephen Pigram, Missy Higgins and Dave Mann.
‘The Art of Departing,’ recorded in Margaret River at The Hairy Back Marron Studio sees Ransom team up with a brilliant production duo, pushing her sound to the next level. Working with fellow West Australian musician and sound engineer Dave Mann (We Two Thieves, Dave Mann Collective) and award winning sound engineer James Newhouse of Real2Reel (The Waifs, Ash Grunwald) the team produced a well sculpted album laden with songs of loss and love, heartbreak, and the beauty of the great southern land.
Ransom’s natural talent with words and melody, delivered by an effortless, blues tone voice accompanies the laid-back guitar and strings perfectly. Her love and life in the wide open spaces of the vast North West Coast, travelling through the endless Australian desert and life under the open skies are heard through her song writing. On stage, her unassuming warmth and personality holds audiences attentive, following the raw storytelling of each song.