For our next LCM featured artist we turn to Texan native but now Nashville based, Cale Tyson. This great singer-songwriter produces some special Country Soul with real heart, almost a cross between Hank Williams and Gram Parsons. He is heading to the UK soon with his band and is headlining at the Borderline, London on 6th November. Our LCM Track Of The Day is a live version of 'Somebody Save Me' taken from his second album 'Careless Soul'. released in April.
Born in a small Texan town of Cleburne, he was raised in Fort Worth, the home of Townes Van Zandt and the place where he first heard the classic country sounds that have inspired and enriched his gentle, melancholy, and undeniably whiskey-soaked sound.
With a nostalgic heart and an ear for melodies from long ago, Tyson’s EP, 'High On Lonesome' is a beautiful collection of songs that continue the legacy of some of the legendary songwriters whose music he first heard as a child - Gram Parsons, Guy Clark and Willie Nelson, to name but a few.
Recorded in Nashville, 'High On Lonesome' features some of the town’s finest players including guitarist Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart), keyboard player Tyson Rogers (Don Williams), John McTigue on drums and Mike Rinne (Caitlin Rose and Andrew Combs) on bass.
The end result is at once a loving tribute to the great country songwriters that have come before him and also a persuasive plea to those who might think that country music’s best days have been and gone. As long as Cale Tyson has a say in it, the best days might yet be still to come.
Cale released his excellent debut album 'Introducing Cale Tyson' in 2015 and release his second album 'Careless Soul' in April 2016.