Tyler Stenson is known for his signature “Elegant Folk” stylings but during his formative years honing a style, a music listening party one single night changed Tyler’s songwriting forever. Here’s what lit the spark.
Tyler Stenson a Love Child of Counting Crows
Actually Tyler includes Josh Ritter in that above equation as well. But to the point, earlier in the journey to becoming a songwriter, one night of listening to Counting Crows music and it completely changed his songwriting approach forever, says Tyler. And he adds, that in an effort to try out something new and different in the new year, he is putting his own “Elegant Folk” aside for one night, and taking time to pay homage to his all-time biggest influence.
Steven welcomes Tyler in for a Drop-In Session to catch up on how Adam Duritz and his band lit the spark so brightly for Tyler. And you will hear a Counting Crows song as well as a Stenson original in the session below. Details on the show at the bottom of this page.
Here’s a note from Tyler with all the details of the Tribute Concert.
In an effort to try something new in the New Year, I’m excited to put my original music aside for an evening and pay homage to my all-time biggest musical influence, Counting Crows, in a rare tribute concert event. Get tickets now!
Counting Crows Tribute Concert Feat. Tyler Stenson and the Black-Winged Birds Sat Jan 30th @ Star Theater, PDX Doors 8pm // Music 9pm $12 // 21+ .Yes, for one time only, I have compiled a super group of Portland musicians, with the aim to take stage and perform the Counting Crows Greatest Hits from August and Everything After, Recovering the Satellites, This Desert Life and Hard Candy 1993-2002).If you are a fan of the band, or know a Portlander who is, be sure to mark your calendar and join us for this rare concert event — it will be something beautiful.