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
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. Alongside her
performing career, Tammy has developed an excellent reputation as
a music instructor at numerous workshops around North America, teaching
singing, bass, and guitar.