Knit to This: Tami Neilson

August 6, 2022

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  • Freaking breathtaking. Thank you!

  • Wow. Just Wow.

  • How great that you spotlighted her music! She (and her music) feature in the latest season of Brokenwood Mysteries on Acorn.

    • That’s where I saw her, also. Great show, btw.

    • love brokenwood!

    • I also love Brokenwood and I have noticed the music during the shows this season. Now I can’t wait to listen to the music to hear what’s familiar.

      Love the description, DG.

    • Music and a mystery series. This is why MDK is my first visit every morning. I would not have these recommendations from anywhere else.

    • I so enjoy Tami Neilson. Definitely Western music in my opinion. Think High Noon.

      Yes, love Brokenwood and its music!

    • I found her through Brokenwood Mysteries as well — that series has featured her music since season 1. The entire series features that style of music — I would classify it as Americana, ironically.

    • It’s been there since season one… Always fun to play ‘spot the Tami’

  • Soooo cool…. First thought was “this sounds like a Bond song” and then I read your mention of Shirley Bassey. Thank you for the recommendation

  • Never heard of her but my first impression was Patsy Kline 2022. Damn what a voice.

  • “If my famine makes your feast…”

    Wow, thanks for this daymaker.

  • My husband and I started watching the fabulous New Zealand TV series Brokenwood on Acorn TV when the pandemic kept us homebound., I don’t think we can go back to American TV again. But that’s another conversation. But Brokenwood plays the most fabulous backround music and that’s where we discovered Tami Nielson. We.started listing to Tami Nielson for the first time.WOW where has she been all this time?

  • DG sometimes—often—ok, most of the time—you make me feel like I have not been paying proper attention to anything. This is but one example.

  • What a superb range of vocals and styles! And Tami fills all of them with her award winning voice. Whatever your source may be for finding such gems of the musical world, please keep sharing. I look forward to your MKDK blogs.

  • Amazing! And isn’t that Jennifer Lopez doing a little cameo?

    • nah, not Lopez

  • I went straight away to YouTube and watched the video of the duet with Willie Nelson. Then watched the video for Walk (Back to Your Arms). You are spot on DG. Retro without kitsch. My heart will never be the same!

  • All I can say is DANG! Love it.

    • OMG, as a lifelong knitter, this has made my day! Thank you for this beautiful review and for simultaneously unlocking and fulfilling a dream I never knew I had. Is there anything more gangster than a review in a knitting mag?? I think not (Also, thanks to all you Brokenwood fans for the lovely comments. Now I can picture you all knitting while watching it around the world )

      • Tami, we didn’t even know you were a knitter – but that makes it all the sweeter to be in love with you! Knitters always find one another somehow.

      • I had no idea. Thank you!

  • Goosebumps here.

  • I REALLY don’t need another YouTube channel to follow But holy smokes, that voice!

  • Omg. This is the music I NEED this summer. Many thanks

    • Thank you, thank you. Lyrics so timely. And thanks to all for Acorn recommendation

  • “Beyond the Stars” is in 3/4, or waltz, time.
    Which might explain, in part, why it seems so familiar, and so evocative.

  • Thank you for sharing this incredible piece of music !!! I love Tami’s beautiful voice, could listen to her all night and beyond. One person wrote it reminded her a Bond movie. Yes!! It does. I want more. The other women in the video wearing their and Tami’s beautiful costumes were awe inspiring ❤️

  • Like others, I made the Brokenwood connection. I am so pleased to learn more about this artist and to see her work featured here. I will definitely check her out.

  • All this AND she knits!

  • Another fan of Tami Nelson and Brokenwood here. Her songs were the soundtrack to my 2017 road trip from Virginia to South Dakota to visit my family. I’m getting ready to make that trip again, and I can’t wait to dig into Kingmaker.

  • way cool. thank you

  • I love it when a reviewer hears what I hear!

    • Might add: she is well worth a listen IRL. I first saw/heard her a few years ago at the Tønder Festival in Denmark, and can’t wait to see her again there in a few short weeks.
      ‘Kingmaker’has a perfect length for my commute by train to work – and it’s been a perfect partner for knitting a baby blanket for a friend’s daughter to be.