first began making a name for himself in his native Canada after releasing an album at the tender age of 16. It's a feat, something to be proud off, but recognition outside of the country has been slow-coming...though his release of his album Cicada
later this month ought to do the trick. Titcomb sourced the songs from a busted relationship and a month-long, creative binge in London. The result is Cicada
; an album recorded in Nashville this past December (in fact, Titcomb completed the album on Christmas Eve...a nice little, personal gift indeed). Have a look and if you like what you hear be sure to dig deeper into the record when he releases it tomorrow.
A folk festival rug rat, singer/songwriter Liam Titcomb grew up backstage. Liam was signed to Sony Canada when he was 15. Now 23, Liam is a seasoned and respected musician. Even before the release of his first album (age 17) he was touring across Canada with established acts like Great Big Sea, Tom Cochrane & Colin James.
In 2003, at 15 he contributed the song "War" to the benefit album Peace Songs (along with Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney and Bruce Cockburn) in support of War Child Canada's humanitarian programs. This past summer, living in his RV, he busked coast to coast followed by the CBC and raised well over $50,000 for War Child.
In 2006, Liam Titcomb was nominated for the Canadian Radio Music Awards for Best New Group or Solo Artist (Hot AC) for his Debut album on Columbia with Grammy winning producer Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow, Michael Jackson) featuring singles: Sad Eyes which went Top 10 and Counting Headlights Top 20.
His sophomore album Cant Let Go was recorded in Nashville with Jay Joyce (Patti Griffin, Derek Trucks); it's obvious that this singer/songwriter set out to prove that he was no flash in the pan with his second record. Cant Let Go was released on Double Dorje Records, Liams own independent label. Now signed with Nettwerk Music he's excitedly working in Toronto, London and Nashville on his third album.