Album at a glance: Tyler Gregory – Roots Below

Tyler Gregory - Roots Below

Tyler Gregory’s vocal delivery is rough and raw as he belts out colorful stories with his banjo and acoustic guitar. His powerful voice is the key to his backwoods songs. He uses them to contrast quiet music and sometimes no music at all to get his point across like on the nearly a cappela “Day By Day, Night After Night.” For the new album he recycles the older song “Kansas Girl” and rightfully so as it is still one of his strongest works. “Western Colorado (1896)” is a folklore tale of a tommyknocker trapped in a mine that Gregory picked up and was able to add to his illustrious group of stories. It’s a good example of what kind of message he shares on the album, tall tales for any ears that will listen and lots of stomping.

Key Track: “Kansas Girl”

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