Hear Cale Tyson on NPR World Café
November 7, 2017 - Beloved Nashville artist Cale Tyson made his NPR World Café debut this week, playing three songs from his new album Careless Soul and talking to host Talia Schlanger. Listen to the full session here. His sparse version of “Traveling Man” is jaw-droppingly good (around 17:40 minute mark).
Jewly Hight at NPR Music says Cale is "a singer-songwriter who's made a mark on Nashville's youthful indie country scene over the last half-decade" and that Careless Soul "points toward new stylistic and songwriting possibilities." He's added elements of soul, gospel and R&B to his sound on this record, making for an album full of lush, ear-wormy Country Soul.
Here’s what folks are saying about Cale and Careless Soul:
“On Careless Soul, Tyson still hangs onto the country sound he gained notoriety with, but he incorporates more of the countrypolitan sounds of the seventies—think George Jones or Dolly Parton—with big horn sections, swirling string arrangements and glittering choruses.”
“The Texas-born songwriter, like Robert Ellis, Andrew Combs, Nikki Lane, [Margo] Price and [Sturgill] Simpson, is part of a generation expanding wildly after coming of age via old-school twang.”
"A remarkably impressive debut."
“Much like fellow quasi-country musicians Daniel Romano, Robert Ellis, Margo Price and Austin Lucas, Tyson adds postmodernist calculation to old-school approaches.”
“Careless Soul features twelve original tracks that sway rather than shuffle, colored by horns and strings and all recorded at the historic FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama (host of classic sessions by Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, and many more). It’s not 100 percent pure soul—there’s some New Orleans jazz in there, some melodic Delta rock, and even a few lingering remnants of good ol’ country music—but it’s enough of a change to set Tyson on a brand-new path.”
“’Careless Soul’ evoke a 1950s ‘breakup in a diner’ movie montage while still maintaining a bit of the neotraditional country sound that sold out Cale Tyson’s shows overseas. ‘Railroad Blues’ takes a page right out of Johnny Cash’s book while ‘Ain’t It Strange’ flirts with heartbroken yodel territory while somehow feeling like the most modern song on the record.”
For more information on Cale Tyson, please contact Rob Krauser at REK Room Media, firstname.lastname@example.org or 917.703.8361.