While Ron Burgundy may have thought that diversity was an old Civil War era wooden ship, diversity is quite frankly what Texas music was born from. With singer/songwriters who come from diverse backgrounds, and teenage years fueled by a pop, rock, country, alternative, and R&B soundtrack, it's no wonder why the Texas-Red Dirt scene is setting the bar for new music. Anyone who tells you a diverse background or mindset is unnatural, well, quite frankly doesn't have a clue really.
A band still in it's infancy, Tyler and the Tribe are starting to get the attention of many people across the state, and show the kind of progression and maturity of many established acts on the scene today. With the release of their freshman album, Rock On, the buzz about Tyler and the Tribe and their fan base are beginning to grow at a rapid rate. With heavy rock and alternative influences, tracks like Love Me, Hate Me, Heaven and Hell, and Chokehold, are good examples of how open to new sounds and educated the Texas-Red Dirt fans really are. Ever-evolving and changing, the Texas-Red Dirt scene is beginning to encompass all things music, and package it for it's hungry fan base.
Recognized most notably by their colorful wardrobe, Tyler and the Tribe's personality is keen and unique, which shows through their youthfully-energetic stage presence. With cleverly blended harmonies, catchy yet intelligent lyrics, and genuine musical ability, Tyler and the Tribe are cementing their place among the elite of the Texas music underclassmen. One listen, and you can clearly see the bands modern rock and R&B influences, fused with a country swagger.
Sitting down recently with the band after their first performance on the Texas Red Dirt Roads Radio Show, you could tell the guys are humbled by their recent success. With no shortage of appreciation for their fan-base, and quick to thank those who have helped them achieve the success that they have had, Tyler and the Tribe are mature for their collectively young age. Enjoying what they do together is a good indication of where the band is headed, and with their dedication to the music, the move from regional act to statewide sensation is sure to be in their near future. If you are looking for a sound that is a bit different from most traditional Texas country acts, yet just the right feel, check out Tyler and the Tribe. I'll leave you guys with this look at what Tyler and the Tribe has in the works.
In a digital age with Facebook and Twitter allowing us to share our every thought and notion with people all around the world, the sharing of ideas and a wealth of knowledge has almost become second nature. While you may be inclined to see someone's most recent meal, vacation photo, or random e-card, take some time to engage in a thought-provoking discussion or just simply learn more about something you thought you already knew everything about. After all, our country was founded on the notion of being able to openly share ideas. Then again, there are some things you can't learn until you unplug from the Internet. Make it a point to plug in that new track or CD, and learn those lessons that can only be taught somewhere between a dirt road, and a live local show. This is Texas Red Dirt Roads.
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