Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown have released their new album, ‘Shake The Roots‘, which is out today on the band’s own Rattle Shake Records! Featuring the lead singles ‘Ain’t None Watered Down‘ and ‘Ghostrider‘, the band’s latest studio effort sees them tapping into years of creative passion, shared wisdom, and old fashion grit and perspiration to deliver their most earnest work to date.
“With ‘Shake The Roots‘, we wanted to be in the moment, honest, and try our best not to overthink anything. The whole concept of this record was to get back to our roots as a band and as individual musicians. We each got into music to have fun writing, recording and performing. With this record, we got to do just that.”
Bryant adds, “To me, this album sounds like where we came from, where we’ve been, and where we’re going. So much of the album has a bluesy tinge to it, then ‘Ghostrider‘ hits and the purists spit their coffee out and throw their chairs through windows.”
For Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, returning to their independent roots has been all about getting the best music out with as little obstruction as possible, and letting fans know that they are the driving force that motivates and gives life to everything they do.
“We wanted to start Rattle Shake Records to take more ownership of our art and share a sense of ownership with our supporters. We want our fans to know that when they buy, stream, or share our music, THEY are what is fueling the Shakedown.”
To celebrate the release of ‘Shake The Roots‘, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown are playing an album release show tomorrow night (September 10) at Basement East in Nashville! For fans who can’t attend in person, the show will also be streamed live and on-demand via Mandolin right here
‘Shake The Roots‘ is now available on all digital platforms.
1. Bare Bones
2. Ain’t None Watered Down
5. Hard Learned
7. Off the Rails
8. Good Thing
9. Sell Yourself
11. Sunday No Show
12. Midnight Oil
About Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
Long before playing hundreds upon hundreds of shows and sharing the stage with countless venerable icons of their craft, the members of Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown were just wide-eyed, attentively mesmerized kids listening to records; knowing early on that music would guide their journeys through life. Perhaps it’s for that very reason that the last few years have urged them to ask a question that has become so ubiquitous in our culture, both in America and abroad: “What am I meant to do with my skills? How can I best serve myself and the people I care for? How do I keep the enthusiasm of a kid hearing rock and roll for the first time alive?”
As the Shakedown embarks on relatively uncharted waters at this stage in their career, Bryant feels fortunate to have such a wide-ranging and evolving education. These days, the lessons have come courtesy of the frontman’s studio in Nashville, TN. Tyler & Caleb recently contributed to the new Larkin Poe record, “Blood Harmony.”
Bryant, “I got to do some engineering and co-produce a new record for Larkin Poe! Over the last few years, I really started focusing a lot of my energy on producing records. Caleb, Graham, and I all spent so much time in the studio. Our writing got better and my skills as an engineer/producer have certainly developed in a positive way.”
For a band that’s stood on too many decorated stages to count and seen first-hand how the greats always seize the opportunity to push beyond their comfort zone, we shouldn’t be surprised by their new endeavor. It’s just the latest in a long list of lessons learned. If there is one thing we know for certain, the roots run deep with Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown.
Tyler Bryant – guitar/vocals
Caleb Crosby – drums
Graham Whitford – guitar
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