Tai Shan introduces her exciting new single release, ‘Ripe on the Vine’
Singer-songwriter Tai Shan combs a relentless two years touring North America in a 13-foot vintage trailer for her forthcoming album, Traveling Show. With a new song called “Ripe on the Vine,” premiering today on American Songwriter, she offers a tale about mature, comfortable love.
Shan turns over everyday worries, as she seeks out a love that will make it all wash away. “Ripe on the Vine,” featuring husband and musician Austin Garrison on background vocals, stemmed from an especially trying time. “The song came to me during the summer – a musicians’ busy season – and this particular summer I had so much work scheduled that I had only two days off from April to September,” says Shan. “Driving home on a warm July night, after playing a wedding in the country, I started singing, ‘I don’t want to work so hard, I don’t want to stay up late. I want some ripe-on-the-vine kinda love.”
The airy, sentimental ode, dedicated to her husband, was recorded in Seattle with a grant Shan received from the Jack Straw Cultural Center. Musicians playing include electronica drummer Devin Bews, jazz bassist Marina Christopher, and funk keyboardist Joey Walbaum.