Have you been waiting for Cause A Scene’s next secret house show? Well, the wait is almost over because this Friday, May 30th, at 8:00 PM you can catch Tyler Lyle, Alex Wong, Emily Elbert, and Joshua Fletcher for only $10. It’s a night of music to match the warming evenings of the oncoming change in seasons.
Tyler Lyle has come a long way since vowing at an early age to never pursue music as a career. His lack of interested stemmed from the multiple vacations and Saturdays spent traveling to Nashville to watch his father play at the Blue Bird Café and other local venues. However it was at age 15 that he picked up a guitar and learned a few chords and it wasn’t long before he was following in his father’s footsteps.
For a guy who didn’t want to do the music-business-thing Lyle has accomplished a great deal in a short period of time, releasing four EP’s and one full-length. In addition to his own albums he found an open door co-writing for the Dixie Chicks’ project, Court Yard Hounds.
Upon listening to Tyler’s most recent EP, Ditchdigger, one may hear influences of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Townes Van Zandt. The album shows great range from the subtle guitar and piano on the track “Young Men” to the catchy chorus of “A Song To Sing,” played with a full band. The Georgia native has been heard on network TV shows like ‘Gossip Girl’ and ‘Private Practice’ and has made appearances at music festivals such as SWSX, Noise Pop, and Musicfest NW.
Tour mate, Alex Wong, who is also on the bill this Friday, will soon be calling Nashville home base. He’s packed up and moving from the Bay Area of California to the landlocked state of Tennessee. Wong arrives in Music City with a debut solo album, A City On A Lake.
Songwriting isn’t all he’s up to. Wong is also a producer. He produced tour mate Tyler Lyle’s song “Young Men,” which was nominated Best Pop Song at the 2014 Independent Music Awards. He’s also arranged his songs into violin, cello, and cimbalom orchestrations to raise money for one of his favorite charities, City Harvest.
Does anyone remember the lounge band “Sausalito” in the movie Lost in Translation? When I heard Emily Elbert’s song, “End of the World”, for the first time that is what came to mind. Elbert’s voice has that smooth-jazz crispness that you’d find in a smokey lounge. The rest of her most-recently released EP, Evolve, keeps that smoothness throughout the album. The Dallas, Texan has played over 700 shows in the United States and worldwide and has opened for artists such as G. Love & Special Sauce.
Opening up the evening will be Joshua Fletcher, whose voice contains a vibe reminiscent of bands like Counting Crows or The Verve Pipe. But the instrumentals in the Macon, Georgia, native’s music stays closer to the alt country and Americana genres. He’ll be releasing a new album, Read, Aim, on In Music We Trust Records some time this summer.
All these accomplished artists are here for your listening pleasure this Friday starting a 8:00 PM. Get your tickets here ahead of time because space is limited! Secret location will be announced to ticket holders DOS.
– Josh Baker
Tyler Lyle- ‘Werewolf’
Emily Elbert- ‘In With The New’
Alex Wong- ‘Are You Listening’ (Live at Sofar Sounds Dallas)
Joshua Fletcher- ‘Oh, Midnight’