February 20th 2014 kicks off the new album release by CROSBY TYLER titled THE ONE MAN BAND REBELLION
on Bohemia Music. This is Crosby’s fourth album and he dramatically departs into a minimalistic, primitive,
individualistic DIY assault on the senses....
“Well, I’ve been trying for a long time to do a solo album that I could feel good about. But I went one step further
and became a One Man Band….”
It didn’t happen overnight. It took three years of gigging to get the chops needed as well as two attempts at recording.
It seemed that nobody knew how to record direct, one-take style, as a one man band. The bass drum posed a problem for most
modern day engineers.
“I thought it was going to be a piece of cake but everyone is so conditioned in overdubbing, looping, and effect-driven styles,
that something so simple & raw could be so puzzling to reproduce sonically. Fortunately, good friend Jamie Bridges came to the
rescue. Jamie is a top notch live sound engineer as well as recording and many years of major label productions and voila
the process began...Everything live, no over dubbing. Just pick the best take. The result, a 14 song allegory high-lighting the
underbelly of society. Crosby has always had a knack for utilizing his musical influences and making it own. It gels with
melodies of the past yet brewed in a storytelling style of today.
Just poke your ears to ONE HIT BEFORE I GO and you get a Woody Guthrie/Carter Family tone yet shadowed in today’s colloquialism. That track features the background vocals of CALICO.
And that’s just for starters. US BLACK SHEEP AIN’T LIKE THE OTHERS pulls no stops as the drifter-observer rumbles through
Northern California painting characters in reality drama and uniting them in a defiant communal anthem-like ballad.
And then it’s country-like BIKERS, HIPPIES AND HONY-TONKIN’ COWBOYS which portrays a bar band and the misfit
hooligans that follow them and reek havoc every time they play. RED CROSS BLUES, a piedmont-fingerstyle descant
shoulders the confessional fate of a wounded soldier bludgeoned and disfigured that he no longer believes he will be able
to face his baby boy Henry. It seems as if every song on this album transforms into a short movie.
Isn’t there more here than just music? But an unidentifiable exploration towards a self-imposed revolution of self-reliance?
Doing all ya can with what ya got and not worrying what others may think and just finding peace with the effort and not being
intimidated…Good ol’ punk ethics permeates throughout it.
“Ya know it’s so easy to pick on yourself for what you don’t have rather than what ya got”
THE ONE MAN BAND REBELLION TOUR starts Thursday Feb 20th in Cottage Grove OR and goes
throughout Oregon and Washington….
FEB 20 AXE & FIDDLE/Cottage Grove-OR
FEB 21 JOHNNY B'S/Medford-OR
FEB 22 CALDERA TAP HSE/Ashland-OR
FEB 26 POST OFFICE SALOON/Redding-CA
FEB 28 WEED ALE HSE/Weed-CA
MAR 1 VINTAGE WINE BAR/Redding-CA
MAR 2 WEED ALE HSE/Weed-CA
MAR 5 COFFEE COTTAGE/Newberg-OR
MAR 6 LEHRER PUB/Portland-OR
MAR 7 HELTER SKELTER/Seattle-WA
MAR 8 BLUE MOON/Seattle-WA
MAR 12 OL SAINT FRANCIS/Bend-OR
MAR 15 SIRENS/Port Townsend-WA
MAR 16 THE BIRK/Birkenfeld-OR
MAR 17 DANTE'S/Portland-OR
MAR 20 THE CHARLESTON-Bremerton-WA
MAR 21 MIRKWOOD SHIRE/Arlington-WA
MAR 22 HI-FI/Bremerton-WA
MAR 28 ROCKFISH/Anacortes-WA