Tyler Boone is a singer/songwriter from Charleston, SC and has been writing and playing music for over three years now. Just releasing his first two albums "Connections" and "Stuck Between" in the summer of 2010, he is starting to make a name for...
Tyler Boone is a singer/songwriter from Charleston, SC and has been writing and playing music for over three years now. Just releasing his first two albums "Connections" and "Stuck Between" in the summer of 2010, he is starting to make a name for himself in the music scene. Having his music played on WXRY and WARQ in Columbia, SC and also The Bridge 105.5 in Charleston, SC, Tyler is staying busy. Tyler is working on another record with producer MJ Fick and is aiming to release his next E.P by February of 2011. Also just releasing his new single, "Austin" for free download on his website, Tyler is building up steam for his next E.P. Be on the lookout for his new release in early 2011. Tyler also plans on making once more another E.P in the summer of 2011 as well.
Sounds of What Might Have Been by Feb 26th - The White Mule with I-Nine You can get the listings anywhere, but you’ll get the story here.I Nine is back together — for one show at least.On Saturday, the band that formed in Columbia before inking a deal with legendary...
Sounds of What Might Have Been by Feb 26th - The White Mule with I-Nine You can get the listings anywhere, but you’ll get the story here.
I Nine is back together — for one show at least.
On Saturday, the band that formed in Columbia before inking a deal with legendary producer Clive Davis and J Records, will play for the first time in more than two years at The White Mule.
Brian Whitman, Bryan Gibson, Matt Heath and Carmen Keigans will perform an acoustic set, which is how I-Nine, a chamber-pop band, began. Drummer Benji Lee, who formed the new band, French Camp, with singer-songwriter Owen Beverly, lives in New York and won’t be at the show.
Tyler Boone and Death of Paris will also perform.
In late 2008, I Nine was unceremoniously dropped from J Records, something the band might have anticipated when the label cut ties with Davis. The band spent three years — and $2 million — to record its debut, “Heavy Weighs the King,” which was released digitally in May 2008. I Nine wasn’t able to capitalize on the buzz generated by lead single “Seven Days of Lonely.”
Whitman, who plays guitar, said the band played a few gigs after being released. On the first weekend of this month in Atlanta, I Nine broke out the old songs.
“It’s funny, because we hadn’t played any of the songs in three years,” said Whitman, who flew in from L.A. for the practice session. “It was really fun.”
Whitman has been working with Nathaniel Kunkel, a Grammy-and-Emmy Award-winning producer and engineer who has written compellingly about the challenges the music industry faces and why music should be considered more than audio wallpaper by us. Kunkel worked on I Nine’s debut.
He and Whitman are part of a media management company that digitally archives music to industry standards.
“We try to make sure music survives times,” said Whitman, who has also done some record programming, including work for Tonic.
In 2009, Whitman, Gibson, Lee and Heath toured as Jay Clifford’s backing band before forming Tent Revival with Beverly. If ever there ever was an official mix tape of Columbia music, the band’s song “Legs and Scars,” would certainly have to be included.
Gibson, who plays guitar and cello, continues to perform, and he’s composing the string arrangements for Collective Soul front man Ed Roland’s solo record.
“He played a couple of gigs with Chris Cornell,” Whitman said, referring to the Soundgarden and Audioslave singer, one of the premiere screamers in rock history. “It was just him and Chris Cornell solo acoustic. (Cornell) called him one of the most talented individuals (he’d) met in (his) life.”
Heath has been writing songs, several of which will be featured on the upcoming mix tape of former “American Idol” contestant Anoop Desai. After practicing, I Nine went out to sing karaoke with Desai.
So how did this show come about? Keigans, who spends time between Charleston and Columbia, is friends with Boone, Whitman said. She’s featured on his upcoming release. Boone asked the...
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Boone Lights up Career by Sydney Patterson The members of the band formerly known as Red House, who now go by the name of front man Tyler Boone, met in high school, playing music for their jazz band. Those roots, combined with musical tastes and styles unique to each member, led to their self-described musical “marriage of blues and pop music.”
During Boone’s freshman year of college, his friend and drummer of the band, Eric McMichael, came to him with a unique proposal.
“He flat out told me, ‘Jam band — let’s do it,’” Boone said.
Soon after, they met up with bassist John Fletcher and began evolving into the band they are today. While the members go to different schools and have different schedules, they pride themselves on being able to “be just as explosive from the last gig to the next.”
Boone often plays acoustic gigs alone, and in July he released a full-band album entitled “Stuck Between,” as well as an acoustic record named “Connections.” While Boone and his band don’t have an actual label, they have been receiving support from the Chucktown Music Group and have relied on hard work to self-release their albums onto iTunes and bandcamp.com.
Boone advocates the do-it-yourself method for aspiring artists.
“You get out of the music scene what you put into it,” Boone said. “Just be patient, and it’ll happen.”
He has definitely been patient, waiting for his chance to shine as a musical artist since he first formed Red House in college. He remembers the band’s biggest challenge as getting onto its feet as a brand new ensemble, adding, “Just trying to write good tunes, and of course over time using trial and error, it always got better.”
This evolvement and use of trial and error has served the band well, as is readily displayed through its most recent releases. Boone said of his band’s maturity: “We’ve come from a wimpy blues band to a more powerful blues trio with better covers [and] tunes, and we just work together as a band better.”
This is evident from the first song on “Stuck Between,” where each part seems to come together and produce the fun sound that catches the listener’s ear.
Boone’s vocals and lyrics showcase the fact that one of his major influences is John Mayer, while still fleshing out his own sound. The “Connections” record connects with the listener on a similar level with its quieter and often more personal songs. Both are almost overwhelming displays of his talent on guitar.
In the future, Boone hopes to first raise money for studio time in December and then in the long run to land a deal with a label to get more gigs and publicity. Fans can help him achieve this by buying his music on iTunes, Amazon and his Bandcamp website, tylerboone.bandcamp.com.
Tyler Boone will be playing in Lexington Saturday at the Watershed at 8 p.m., as well as performing in Columbia Sunday on 99.3 “WXRY Unsigned” at 8 p.m., followed by a Nov. 13 show at the White Mule, where Boone’s enthusiasm for his music guarantees an energetic, top-quality show.
By Sydney Patterson
Interview in "VENTS" magazine by What's the meaning behind the band's name?
We just call the band now, "Tyler Boone" but we used to call ourselves "Red House" which we got from of course, the Jimi Hendrix song.
How the band started??
The band started back my freshmen year in college in 2008 and it was my old bud Eric McMichael, the drummer who came up to me and flat out said "jam band - lets do it." I was just getting out of the metal/hard rock scene and I was looking to do something new and on my own. We found the bass player John Fletcher and things just took off. We all played back in jazz band in high school, so we were all familiar with one another and we just meshed right in together.
What's the message to transmit with your music??
Each song I write and record is my own way of transmitting each life event I've gone through or I am going through. It's the best way for myself to express myself.
What's your method at the time of writting a song??
I always write the music first. Being a guitar player before a singer/songwriter, it just comes naturally to me. To write the music first and then the lyrics just makes more sense to me. I can then just sit there with the music and write out lyrics that really fit the song I'm trying to get out.
Which is your music influences??
I really don't take to much influence from bands, but from guitar players and singer/songwriters. Being a blues guitarist, I enjoy Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Steven Fiore and many many more.
What plans do you guys have for the future??
Our next plans are to go record again by the end of 2010 and make a 3rd record. We just need help from people to buy our music off of itunes and our bandcamp, "tylerboone.bandcamp.com" so that we can raise the money to do so.
Which has been the funniest prank you guys have been or took part while on tour or after a show??
One time before a gig and we were getting ready to pack up and head out, (we used to practice in a storage unit, so tons of bands practiced there) and one of the metal bands, I think they were called "alcohol-acost?" were jamming and to just be a jerks we ran on top of the roof and starting "moshing" on top of where they were. The screamer came running out and just started yelling and complaining on how unprofessional we were and how they were being "creative..." The bad part was, we were the bluesy trio band and we were being the jerks, not the hardcore bands...haha
If you guys were stranded in the middle of nowhere after a show or while on tour. The help is 65 miles away from where you guys are, ¿Who would you guys send to look for help? And if while the rest wait, there's no food and the only way to feed yourself is by eating each other, ¿Who would you eat first? I believe we would wait it out for the worst...there is just too much love for us to eat one another haha.
Which country you guys would love to play?
We would love to play anywhere in Europe, that be amazing.
With which bands you guys would love to share stage??
The Black Keys, John Mayer, any kind of big blues band from the "Crossroads" festival, that be amazng.
Are you guys OK, with the direction the band is going actually?
We all seem ok with it. We just really want to get back into the studio this December and get the money raised. It's hard, but with help from fans, we can do it!
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Random Interview "Absolute Punk" by 1. How did you get your band name?
We used to call ourselves Red House from the Jimi Hendix tune, but after a year under that name, we just changed it to Tyler Boone.
2. How did this band get started?
My old friend and musician buddy Eric McMichael (drummer) just flat out told me after I left this old band I was in and just said simply "Jam band, now!" And the rest is history.
3. What bands are you influenced by?
I am influenced by some bands, but I like to be more influenced by 'guitar players,' not exactly just bands. Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Slash, John Mayer, and the list goes on. But simply any great blues musician, there's an influence from. Even some from the late, Wes Montgomery and of course all the local musicians from South Carolina play a huge part in my influences.
4. If you could tour with any bands, past or present, who would they be and why?
If I could've gone on any kind of tour with Slash and his blues ball or John Mayer, or be apart of the "Crossroads Festival" that Eric Clapton puts on...that would be amazing. So many blues musicians in one place, I would eat my heart out.
5. If you were a furry, what animal would you be? Why that animal?
A hedgehog, because Sonic was my hero as a kid.
6. Why should people listen to your band?
We write and play a different style a music that isn't heard or played as often anymore. A marriage of both blues and pop music is how I like to explain it and it can be both explosive guitar-wise but also very intimate on the lyrics and the whole song side as well.
7. If you were chosen to be in Guitar Hero/Rock Band, what song would you want in the game? How hard do you think it would be to five-star on expert?
If it had to be one of our tunes, I would say I would want, "Up Against A Wall." I think with all the metal riffs and shredding on guitar hero/rock band, kids could still end up making this one on 5-stars, but not on the first try :)
8. If you won a Grammy, who would you thank?
My Family and Jesus and of course my band, my musician buddies and my close dear friends, those are what is most important to me.
9. If you could change something about the music industry, what would it be?
To bring back the old school rock bands. The top 40 is all pop music with only some great bands in it. I just want an explosion of rock bands and guitar heroes/slingers again some day, we need that again.
10. Memorable tour experience?
We had a gig once in Walterboro, SC at this place called "High School Hideout." HUGE place, but bad location. The people who ran it were awesome, but only about I'd say 10 kids were there. It was when we were just starting out, but I remember looking down as we were playing "CorZplane" and we saw these chicks 'booty' dancing to it and I remember John (bass player) saying "Bo, you know you made it to the top after you see little high school girls dirty dancing to your music BO!" It was wrong, but so very funny.
11. What does AP.net mean to you?
It is a place for all musicians both big and small to come as a place to meet, talk and converse ideas to one another. It's a great place to find connections and to get great exposure. What you guys do is amazing, and I appreciate every last bit of it.
12. What is your favorite song to play?
My favorite song to play now is "Don't Forget My Name," mainly because for how long we've been playing it and how it's caught on to people who come out to shows and listen to us. It's a great tune that seems to stick with people and I enjoy that.
13. What is your vacation spot of choice?
San Diego, California. All my family lives there and the weather is as beautiful as are the women :)
14. What music reminds you of your childhood?
Blink - 182. Those guys were my idols! I bought every pick up and any guitar that looked like Tom Delonge's. Still listen to those guys today.
15. If you could have any super power, what would it be? Why?
My super power would be the ability to stay up all day and night, so that I can play my "starcraft" for as long as I want. :)
16. Do you feel that your band has "made it"?
Made It" can be different for everybody. And our terms of making it would be to land some great promotion (radio, tv, internet, magazines) and hopefully get a management deal, so things for us could be more stable and we can make a 3rd record with less stress next time.
17. What is something that most fans don't know about you?
Most people don't know that I can actually be a big dork/nerd. Yeah playing guitar is cool, and it makes me seem that way. But I can be a pretty big nerd sometimes haha.
18. What's your favorite holiday?
Christmas time is definitely it. Being around family and friends is great.
19. What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to run, play soccer, go to the gym and of course always play my guitar.
20. What kind of hidden talents do you have?
I can shred on the guitar like no other. :D
Swoon over the Boone by Spring semester is finally here, and if you’re like me, you want to get a kick-start on your New Year’s resolution. This year, I’ve decided that I needed to listen to more local music, so what better way to start off then listening to Tyler Boone?Tyler, sophomore jazz studies major at USC, has been into music since he was in the 8th grade. Tyler says, “I wanted to be like Tom DeLonge from the band Blink-182, and other people that were up on my wall at the time.” Finally tired of being in the jazz band in high school, he sold his trombone and got a Gibson Les Paul instead. After being in numerous garage bands and taking on the “rock band” persona, Tyler decided to go solo. Now, with influences like John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix and Doyle Bramhall II, it’s no wonder that his song “Don’t Forget My Name” would be one of my new favorite songs.According to Tyler, the song was written when he was a freshman in technical college in Charleston. The song, which has a pinch of blues in it, is a love song that was written for someone special. So, all you girls who are into sappy love ballads should definitely check out the song on iTunes. No worries, though, guys, not all the songs he writes are love ballads, and Tyler says to expect a “balls to the wall” kind of trio when you attend his shows.If you have never heard of Tyler Boone before, you will definitely be hearing about him in the future. His New Year’s resolution is to get a gig down at the Elbow Room or New Brookland Tavern, so make sure to check out hisWeb site for any dates!
Boone Strengthens Skill with Local Show by Last Friday, South Carolina’s indigenous talent Tyler Boone entertained audiences at Columbia’s The White Mule. Boone performed with Yo Soybean and The Private Life of David Reed as part a three-act show. Boone explained that the size of the venue made for a more low-key and mellow concert atmosphere.
When asked about his particular style of music, Boone falters and provides a hazy and expansive answer. This is probably because Boone has a very unique singer-songwriter sound that combines the influence of blues with the pop acoustic guitar of modern day. However, after extensively discussing music with Boone, it becomes obvious that blues is a prevalent part of his melodic mixture.
Boone cites many artists as major influences, but most fall into the blues–jazz genre. He talks of Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Three Kings, noting the freedom to improvise blues guitarists are allowed to explore. Though blues may be Boone’s foundation, his turning point in music came from an unexpected interest in John Mayer. He said Mayer’s ability with the guitar is the main reason for his transformation, but he still respects his aptitude as an artist.
When Boone spoke of his evolution as an artist, he began with his roots back in Charleston. After playing in numerous garages and basements, Boone joined a metal group called Untitled. Boone emphatically stated that he was not always so acoustic, and in fact, his first true musical love was shredding guitar riffs.
As the metal scene waned, so did Boone’s interest in it. He quit the band and began to play in the local praise band. His talent at the guitar began to accumulate attention, and Boone began to get noticed.
Approximately a few bands and one crazy lead singer later, Boone joined Red House. He says they were not amazing, but because of the publicity he was getting from his singing and playing and the other bands they played for popularity, Red House began to play in sold-out venues.
After Red House, Boone made the migration to Columbia, where he has so far played two shows, but he considers last weekend’s gig at The White Mule his first real one. He hopes his coming-out party for Columbia made an impression on the local audience.
Boone said he felt confident about the concert, remarking, “it was a great turn out, packed room and people were really responsive to the music.” Boone said half the fun isn’t necessarily in the audience, but that it’s “great to play with other great musicians from both Columbia and Athens.”
As for what’s next, he will be appearing at USC’s Relay for Life on April 16 and says he will be performing at Blatt Field around midnight. He’s also booked a gig with The Private Life of David Reed, who also played at The White Mule last Friday, for May 27 at Village Tavern.
Things seem to be falling in place for Boone.
As he was being interviewed by The Daily Gamecock, he found out that Will Smith (the producer of American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks) wants him to come to Nashville this summer and record a few songs.
Interview in Low Country Blues Blog by ..Tyler Boone and his group has been at Mantis Records making thier first, "full band" record. Some of these songs he’s been sitting on for about 2 years now. They recently picked up a new drummer and reworked their material. The resulting excitement propelled the to book studio time.
“These songs are really about what I've been through and just me expressing certain events in my life. With these songs going from blues, funk, to pop and even hard rock/punk, this record is really diverse and is able to express different emotions through out the music.”, Tyler told me.
“It's more mature and defiantly going from heavy "balls to the wall" kind of trio sound, to a heavy "filled up" sound, and it's just so very exciting.”
Tyler expects to be finished with the project and the final post-production in mid July.
Interview - www.scenesc.com by David Stringer 1) Describe your music for those who aren’t familiar.
My music is really a marriage of both pop music and blues. My music has a lot of emphasis on the guitar and being a blues guitar player, it’s a must to keep the guitar first, before anything else.
2) Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
A lot of the original and uprising blues players and guitar slingers. The biggest are Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Slash and John Mayer.
3) What are some of your favorite parts about the music scene that you come out of? What are some things that you wish you could change about the music scene?
Some of my favorite parts is after a couple gigs pass by and you get on the net and just surf the scene of all the players, musicians and bands you’ve played with, it is CRAZY how small the world is and how you can connect one band to another. South Carolina’s music scene is one of the best to ever be apart of. For two reasons:
1)We really do have some of the greatest bands and talent you’ll ever see
2) Our Scene is starting to grow so much, we are starting to become a catalyst in the music scene here in the south east.
It’s very exciting to watch and be apart of. And for that, I’m proud to be in South Carolina.
I would love to change how there aren’t as many venues as there used to be. This economy is really sucking down a lot of things and one of my favorite venues, The Village Tavern just closed down in charleston and I would hate to lose anymore in Charleston or Columbia.
4) How did your band get started?
My band is really just a band of musicians that get together, whenever I need the help for a full band show. But we all played jazz-band back in high school and after high school we just kept jamming and under the name of “Red House” for a good year. After those days passed, we just kept it “Tyler Boone” and whenever I have a gig, I round up my friends and who ever is available, they are playing that gig with me.
5) What are you most excited about for the future of your band?
I’m most excited about making another record already. We’ve been playing these songs for so long, we need some newer and more fresh-er songs. I just can’t wait to get it started and finish it again. I’m pretty proud of these records I’ve already produced and recorded thus far, but I def need to keep writing and keep playing AND keep recording. I think this next record needs a tele on it as well…
6) If you could change one thing about the music industry what would it be?
I would change the fact of taking away the musicians and players money. As in, yeah, of course the label needs to make money somehow, but don’t touch the bands tour money, they should keep it to the record sales. The tour money should only be used to sustain the tour and keep them going on the road. A tour is meant to “produce” PR and to promote the band, not to break the band’s back and have the label profit from it. Oh and to get rid of all the crummy music off of the hit “ryan sea-crest” radio.
7) Who are some of your favorite South Carolina or Regional bands to play with? What band do you think your fans should check out?
Nick Bays, S. Prep School and All Get Out will forever be my favorite bands. I mean of course The Working Title and O’brother are amazing! But I mean I’ve known Nick Bays for the longest time, gave him his first show in charleston and a couple others and just watching him grow to the musician and songwriter he is today, it just feels awesome to know him. His new band “The Patient” is a must listen, buy their album, you won’t regret it. And All Get Out, one of the raunchiest (sp??) bands ever. I love them to death, I could jam out to their tunes all day and all night long…can’t wait for that new record. And if you haven’t seen them live…oh you have’t seen a good concert yet.
10th IMA's - "Artist Spotlight" by HOMEBASE: Charleston, SC USA
GENRE: Rock infused with Blues & Pop
CATEGORY ENTERED: Song: Pop/Rock
SONGS SUBMITTED: “Don’t Forget My Name” and “Stuck Between”
ARTISTS FEATURED: Tyler Boone (guitar/vocals)
John Fletcher (Bass)
Arthur Young (drums)
WHEN DID YOU BEGIN PLAYING MUSIC? I began in middle school,when my father bought me a trombone. But once high school came around my idols were Blink-182, and Green Day, so I wanted a guitar and to be a punk rockstar. I jumped from band to band in high school, doing the Metal scene, then to Hard Rock bands, to Christian Rock bands…. I was the guy in the band who got us all our gigs, so I decided to venture out and do my own thing once college came around and it’s been the best decision. That trombone by the way, I sold on ebay during my sophmore year in high school and bought a Gibson Les Paul with it).
DESCRIBE YOUR CURENT EP: These two songs I wrote back in my freshmen year of college. “Don’t Forget My Name” is about growing older and just hoping all your old friends won’t forget about you. “Stuck Between” is about being ‘stuck’ between what you are looked at to do and what you WANT to do. I love playing both these songs both full band and acoustic.
HOW DID THIS ALL COME TOGETHER IN THE STUDIO? This E.P was recorded in two days. First day live and second day layering with guitars and vocals. “Don’t Forget My Name” & “Stuck Between” came out just as we planned but “Up Against A Wall” & “CorZplane” took some time. The cover we recorded, “Purple Haze” was pretty smooth as well, very raunchy and live sounding, is what we wanted. “Up Against A Wall” was not supposed to have drums playing at all during the break with the flanger effect after the first guitar solo, but we were so tired we didn’t stop and kept recording and came out great! And the guitar solos at the end, I really couldn’t think of anything, so we mixed 2-3 solos together in the mix and it sounds very “cream-ish, early Clapton” and we love it. “CorZplane” just took us about 2-3 hours…defiantly an old tune we wanted to keep but we don’t play it live that often.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO SUBMIT THESE TRACKS TO THE 10th IMAS? I chose “Don’t Forget My Name” because it was my first ever GREAT song I ever wrote. A lot of people can relate to it and it’s really nice when you go to a show and you can hear people in the audience singing the words to it. It was my first “baby” so to speak.
WHY RECORD AN EP RATHER THAN A FULL ALBUM? We decided to do an E.P this summer and we still are going to release another two more, because it doesn’t seem logical to release a full length in this time and age. Reason being as an independent we just want to get our name out and what we’re trying to say and with each E.P, our sound is going to be completely different, so we’re just coming out saying 3 different opinions of what music is to us and once the day comes we find a label, we’ll make a full length but right now, it’s all about getting people to want our music more and more.
My latest release is a single named, “Austin” that I released with producer MJ Fick. We released it for FREE download on bandcamp and my website. This is going to be on my new E.P I will be releasing in the next upcoming months. It is really stripped down for me and a lot different than the music I make at the moment and that’s great. We have had tons of musicians come in and help sing, write, play instruments and just help with the process of making a new record. It’s been great.
ARE DIGITAL SINGLES VS A FULL ALBUM THE FUTURE? Singles are the future. Full Lengths can break a band and are just “WOW” effects. It’s just an effect to make people think how great a band is, but business wise, it can break a band. A local band from Charleston, SC just got signed to Universal and it is only for a single deal. It’s just how the game works now a days. You got to bring a silver platter to the business world, show what you’ve done and what else your capable of doing and this is why this label should work with you. It’s really all in the hands of the independent artist. If your not hungry enough, the next artist will be. We live in the digital age so artists need to take advantage of it. It’s helped me a lot. I would prefer to hand someone a CD because it’s more “tangible” of course, but it costs a lot more to press CDs than to just release them online. And I can always get my music to people in a town that I’ve never been to before I even arrive – everyone has Internet and social networking.
ARE THERE ANY SONGS YOU WISH YOU WROTE? I wish I wrote “Purple Haze” no lie.
FINISH THIS SENTENCE: THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS…becoming more in control of the independent artist, and I love it.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN THE WORKS? To finish this new E.P with our single “Austin” on it, to record another E.P as well during the summer and to start making Atlanta and Nashville places me and my band are going to dominate.
HOW CAN FANS FOLLOW YOU? www.tylerboonemusic.comwww.facebook,com/tylerboonemusichttp://tylerboone.bandcamp.com/
Album Review - "Sound and Color" by Paul Brazell ..Charleston's Tyler Boone has been gaining increasing exposure throughout SC over the past months, both through his participation in SceneSC's Next Big Thing competition, and through the release of his newest cd "Stuck Between". I took a few passes over this record over the past few days, and every time I dig deeper into Boone's heart and mind. Boone's album combines both feelings of calmness and calamity, all while under the same blues vibe; a very John Mayer blues feel (more along the lines of the JM Trio). Boone also has another album called "Connections" which features two of the four songs on "Stuck Between". "Connections" showcases Boone's more acoustic side. Both albums can be purchased/listened to on tylerboone.bandcamp.com and keep up with shows and other news on his myspace page.
Photo-shoot with "Clayton Bozard" by Last week I worked with Charleston, SC musician Tyler Boone. You might want to keep an eye out for this guy. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a local artist with such determination to get their music heard by others.
Tyler Boone "Man on a Mission" by Paul Pavlich We're kind of poppy, but it's more of a blues-rock trio," Boone said. "We can get pretty explosive, so it's fun.
Charleston City Paper - Tyler Boone by T. Ballard Lesemann Designed as a local showcase and benefit concert in honor of James Smyly, a Charlestonian who was recently diagnosed with small cell carcinoma of the pancreas, the Concert for Cancer looks like a highlight this week. Songwriter Tyler Boone (pictured) has been busy organizing and promoting the event this fall. “The inspiration came when my grandmother passed away from cancer this past summer,” Boone says. “When I came back from the funeral, I just knew that I really wanted to put on another benefit concert and this time for cancer again.” Boone used Facebook to ask for ideas. “My old middle school teacher, Ms. Smyly, brought up the idea of putting on a benefit concert in honor of her father, James Smyly. He said if I was to do this that it would be for cancer research and not for him and his medical bills, which was such a noble thing to do.” The lineup features Boone, Deepwater Soul Society, Calhoun’s Calling, Kara Hesse, and Brother. All proceeds benefit the Cancer Research Society. —T. Ballard Lesemann
Austin" Review in "South Sonic by Alex Ellis With one album, two EPs and a future album set for release in summer 2011, the bluesy talent from Charlston, South Carolina, is fast making a name for himself with so many titles under his belt after just three years of playing and writing.
Like most artists, Tyler Boone’s back catalogue tells a story of a journey. The singer-songwriter is starting to come out of his shell, has experimented a little more with his new material and is maturing and sounding a lot cleaner and richer.
‘Austin’, a single taken from the new EP (set for release in February), is abounding with beautiful guitar tones, vocal and violin harmonies. This track is noticeably full of meaning with lyrics that are pouring with references to a failing relationship which makes the song all the more moving.
With the use of one male and one female vocalist, violin, piano and acoustic guitar, Austin is for fans of Damien Rice. A hearty distorted guitar solo at 3:22 nicely sets the two artists apart and is a good touch to a song that has been crying for a burst of sound.
Written by Alex Ellis