At a young age, Tia Wood was a seasoned entertainer having toured the pow wow trail extensively with her family (many of whom are members of Grammy Award-winning group, Northern Cree). Tia grew up surrounded by educators, activists and artists. Her sister is Juno-Award winning, Fawn Wood, her mom a revered knowledge keeper and a father who famously announces Hockey Night in Canada in Cree.
Tia appeared on Tik Tok during the pandemic and gained an enormous audience for the trend of “Indigenizing” sounds, comedy and duets. Now, 3 % of North America follows her on social media and are keen to support her first solo album (estimated for release in spring 2023). Audiences will hear unreleased music that is making ripples everywhere it lands.
Tia has an iconic sound and look that reflects a growing cultural awareness and shift in mainstream media. She is singing the anthem for a generation of connected and reconnecting Indigenous voices. She is predicted to become one of the biggest cross-over Indigenous pop-stars of our time.
With songs like “Dirt Roads”, Tia is stringing timeless sounds with modern realities and carving a new vision for Indigenous youth and romantics alike.
Photo: Rachel Barkman