Jan. 16, 2017
Home / Articles / Arts / 3 Questions /  3 Questions
Kirk Lanier

3 Questions

with Tiffany Christopher

August 3, 2016, 12:00 am

Singer-songwriter Tiffany Christopher ditched the Midwest for southern New Mexico about three years ago, and in that time she’s honed a unique style of folk, hip-hop, loops, pop-rock and beyond. She’s a one-woman band who has taught workshops, released albums and toured extensively. We think that’s cool, so we caught up with her ahead of her August 3 show at Cowgirl (319 S Guadalupe St., 982-2565).

Santa Fe has a lot of singer-songwriter options. Why should we be at your show?
The show is very dynamic. I play a bunch of instruments at once, and people seem to be captivated by the songs. They really like the original songs; the show is high-energy and always on the edge of something exploding.

I don’t think people are used to looping outside of certain genres. What’s that reaction like?
I don’t want the looping to be a gimmick. I want it to serve the music and I want a lot of colors on my palette. The show changes a bunch and there’s no pre-recorded material, so everything is happening very organically. When I was starting to teach workshops, I really had to think about how it broke down to the more scientific process. ... I feel like people can hear the arrangements —they’re very strong. I rock people’s faces off. I rap sometimes. I’ll do ballads.

When does your new album come out?
This tour is going to be the release for the album. It’ll be like a soft release. It’s being mastered today, actually. It’s called Tremendous Heart. I’ve reached out to see about digipacks—like, physical copies, but it’ll be available digitally and I want to have it available for people. I’ve got a lot of hardcore fans, so I want to have more ways for them to support that’s more than to just buy a CD and a T-shirt. ... I keep thinking I want to just record straight to tape, live.


comments powered by Disqus

Morning Word: Audit Shows Tens of Millions for Disasters on Hold

Morning Word The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management still has tens of millions in the bank, money that was supposed to be used for disaster cleanup and recovery. ... More

Jan. 12, 2017 by Julie Ann Grimm


* indicates required
Choose your newsletter(s):
December 14, 2016 by Steven Hsieh  
December 14, 2016 by Jordan Eddy  
December 14, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr  
December 21, 2016 by SFR  

@SFReporter on Instagram