“Track 1 This past month all eyes have been on Brazil with the World Cup. but my ears have been enjoying a Carnival of sound since the release of Tia Carroll’s newest CD entitled, Brazil Sessions. The Northern Californian went to the Southern Hemisphere to record some southern soul music with some of the greatest blues musicians on any continent, The Igor Prado Band. Tia Carroll is a Bay Area revelation who first hit my ears when her soulful voice came out of my speakers on the Igor Prado Band’s 2012 outstanding release entitled The Blues and Soul Sessions. Three of the eleven tracks from this release appeared on The Blues and Soul Sessions and are marvelous I went with a tune from one of the sessions that was recorded this past spring. It is Tia’s take on the Al Green classic Love and Happiness which was co-written by the guitarist on that session, Mabon Lewis “Teenie” Hodges who passed away this past June 22nd.”
“This record also has some great guest vocalists including Curtis Salgado and Tia Carroll. I would love to hear more from the latter as she is an absolutely wonderful find.”
"Tia Carroll had the crowd under her control" "The Richmond vocalist delivered a solid set"
“Tia Carroll is a Bay Area blues woman with a big, sultry voice who can keep an audience charged up and wrapped around her finger. I listened to a lot of her other live stuff on line and believe me in saying we’ll be hearing a lot more from her soon!”
“After listening to these guys a little while, we mozied on down to hear Tia Carroll. She was great! Totally the kind of stuff I really dig... very jazz - very soulful. I would definitely see her again ”
“The Monday night blues jam, hosted by The Good Stuff Guitar Shop, once again delivered the goods. At the end of the evening, Tia Carroll sang several songs that brought the crowd to their feet for a standing ovation.”
“For soul belter Tia Carroll, the blues is but one musical road among many, but it's the genre in which she's made her mark. A powerful singer with brassy, full-throated delivery, Carroll quickly gained recognition as one of the most exciting new voices on the scene. ”