Live eTown Radio Show Taping w/ Dan Tyminski & Special Guests
More than just a regular concert, eTown is a unique live experience! Audience members will watch the eTown Broadcast recorded before their eyes, complete with performances and interviews with both of our visiting artists, as well as the eChievement Award segment, eTown's opportunity to honor everyday heroes who are doing their part to make the world a better place. You won't want to miss it! Doors: 6:00pmShow Start: 7:00pmShow End: 9:00pm Dan Tyminski Astute listeners will find a lot of ghosts in this machine. At least seven times across four different songs on his daring album Southern Gothic, Dan Tyminski makes reference to wispy, other-worldly forces. They’re cast as occupants of the AM radio dial, as shadowy figures influencing the subconscious, as the essence of a man tormented by a broken relationship. Appropriate for a ghost, the fascination with the imagery is elusive to Tyminski – “I’m still looking for it,” he confesses – but it’s an apt visual representation of the sonic spirit in Southern Gothic, a collection of songs that blends so many styles that it’s as difficult to pin down as a fleeting apparition. Ghosts could never have inhabited a machine during the bulk of Tyminski’s storied career – as one of the premier vocalists in modern acoustic music, he’s a member of bluegrass act Alison Krauss + Union Station, a band that doesn’t even use a drummer, let alone programmed instruments. But in Southern Gothic, all the barriers fell down as a jumble of distinctly separate styles and sounds whipped together to form one unique, almost uncategorizable, sonic labyrinth. It’s humanity vs. technology, mountain vs. Motown, right vs. wrong, tradition vs. progress, light vs. dark, angel vs. devil. “We go through this life hearing whispers off of each shoulder, and we all have to deal with that,” Tyminski says. “It’s interesting to have a chance to illuminate a little bit.” Southern Gothic chases down those competing voices in a way that’s both moody and electrifying. “Temporary Love” wraps its exploration of addictive behavior in a tempting sheen of harmonic prowess. “Breathing Fire” scorches false prophets over a bed of gurgling stringed instruments and a tribal kick drum. “Hollow Hallelujah” hints at the emptiness of victimhood through its slappy rhythms and burning melody. And “Numb” encapsulates isolation with its high-lonesome peaks and buzzing blocked chords. All of that – and more – is in Southern Gothic. Not that the listener has to go there. The album is awash in hooky earworms, seductive percussion and Tyminski’s stinging tenor. The sound itself is enough to keep a music fan occupied. “You can listen to it and absolutely ride along and not really have to make a huge investment,” Tyminski notes. “But if you want to spend a little more time and really think about what the lyric says, there’s a message, and if you really want to look at the double meanings, and the hidden meanings behind a lot of the lyric, it will feed you.” Tyminski has fed himself, and his family, for years on the back of his musical talent while working as the ultimate team player. After a stint in the Lonesome River Band, he’s been a member of Union Station for 25 years, pitching in on a load of side projects along the way. Tyminski contributed guitar and/or harmony to projects by Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Leann Rimes, Aaron Lewis and Rob Thomas, to name a few. He provided the singing voice for George Clooney’s on-screen character in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, earning multiple trophies through the fictitious Soggy Bottom Boys’ “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow.” And in 2013, Tyminski sang lead on Avicii’s international pop hit “Hey Brother,” which reached #1 on charts in at least 18 countries. Through all of those efforts – and his chart-topping 2008 album Wheels, credited to the Dan Tyminski Band – Tyminski has racked up 14 Grammy Awards and 18 total nominations. And he’s collected an
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