Featuring: Scott Nygaard, John Reischman, Sally Van Meter, Barbara Lamb, Mark Schatz and others
An accomplished musician with a healthy sense of humor and a strong grasp of human nature, Tammy Fassaert has developed over the years into a fine songwriter and compelling performer. Tammy has gone well beyond her original roots in traditional bluegrass and is now a welcome figure in contemporary folk and acoustic circles as well.
Billboard Magazine recently dubbed Tammy "one of the leading figures in Canada's vibrant West Coast folk music scene". "She has grown into a mature and confident singer/ songwriter and song interpreter" declares the Vancouver Province newspaper. Tammy has a strong, clear unadorned singing style; The Victoria Times-Colonist describes it as "the sound of wood smoke and clear mountain streams, ancient echoes of folk and country music before the business men in designer cowboy boots stole the music ..." Bluegrass Unlimited comments on her musical depth: "She's incorporated all manner of sophisticated and earthy American musical influences into her own superb vocal style".
With a strong family background in stage performance Tammy plays the role of host with ease. She lights up the stage with her powerful energy and humorous candor, and will completely draw in her audience. Tammy, who took up the guitar at age 8, adds texture and variety to her lively shows with versatile guitar accompaniment that is by turns rhythmic and punchy, or melodic and pretty.
Her 1994 debut CD Just Passin' Through has done very well for Tammy. Bluegrass Canada Magazine says "it has the maturity, stability, and evenness of a fourth or fifth release".