Tanya Pluth\'s music is four parts country, six parts folk, and two parts rock - music that moves, shakes, and comforts. Think Lucinda Williams meets Tracy Chapman and Ani Difranco - stories wrapped up in rhythm, fancied up in chords, presented with passionate vocals and a warm, engaging stage presence. Tanya\'s debut CD, \'Saving Graces,\' released in 2006, was recently nominated for 4 OutVoice awards, including Favorite CD and Favorite Artist of 2007. The title track from the album, \'Saving Graces,\' is a call for holding on to the best of life and refuge given from one to another: \'This world\'s full of hiding places/lost souls and saving graces/take these gifts and bear them forward/through the battles, through the war\' Independent music reviewers enthusiastically support her work. Kathryn Vercillo wrote, in Indie-In Tune magazine, \'Filled with country\'s heart, folk\'s lyrics and attention to the issues facing women (and everyone) in the world today, Pluth sings her soul with open-mic style attitude and the kind of forthright honesty which the female singer-songwriter genre loves to love.\' Currently, Tanya lives in Portland, Oregon and works as a freelance artist. She teaches, edits, publishes, and performs regularly on the West Coast.