Southern Trail Tour: September 28th 2010
Part of the Southern Trail Tour, this evening saw the likes of local musicians Tyler Lyle, Jeremy Aggers, and Chelsea Lynn-Labate. The musicians separately performed songs of their respective recent albums, as well as performing collectively at the end of the evening. Certainly a highlight of this evening was the music of Atlanta Folk rock artist Tyler Lyle, who performed songs off of his 2009 album Notes From A Parade. The songs performed by Mr. Lyle display a sort of Dylan-esque enlightened perspective; he speaks of religion but not directly, he speaks of societal ills-but in a clever manner that is not so direct. One of the more memorable parts of the night came with the anecdotes provided by Lyle regarding how certain songs of his were written. To paraphrase the man: ‘After obtaining an unimportant degree in an unimportant field, I decided to go live in Paris in a tiny apartment where I knew not a single person; ultimately I was soon forced to return to the states (in the home of my parents) as a result of a lack of funds’. It was during this time spent at his parents’ home that Lyle began penning many of the songs present on his first album.
The other performers that evening were not as vocal regarding the origin of their music, but it is not to say that their talent weren’t themselves were any less superior. The tour ultimately came to an end the following night in Atlanta at Eddie’s Attic (the venue known to have nurtured the likes of such artist like John Mayer)
A great evening with great music from outstanding musicians.
Tyler Lyle’s most recent albums are entitled Inland Islands and Bad Things (& Collard Greens). Perhaps these two albums will join the ranks of Notes From A Parade and find themselves on the Local Music rotation here at WUOG.