“One of Nashville's Most Promising Young Americana Voices” (Rolling Stone), Cale Tyson Winning Raves For New Album Careless Soul
Tyson Added To AmericanaFest Line-Up, Nashville Album Release Show August 15th
July 25, 2017 – Cale Tyson’s full-length debut Careless Soul is winning raves from critics, including a Rolling Stone Country profile and a Native Magazine cover story. The Nashville-based artist will begin playing shows in support of the record next month, beginning with an album release show at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville on August 15th. Tyson has also been added to the line-up for AmericanaFest in Nashville in September.
Streaming sites have thrown support behind Tyson as well. Spotify features him as the cover star for this week’s “Torch & Twang” playlist, highlighting two songs from Careless Soul. Tidal asked Tyson to create a playlist for them, and he answered with “Music to Silence the Anxiety,” which features songs from Cass McCombs, Sun Kill Moon, Bedouine and Bright Eyes.
Here’s what we’ve been hearing about Tyson and Careless Soul:
“[Careless Soul] points toward new stylistic and songwriting possibilities”
“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.”
-Native Magazine (Nashville, TN)
“’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.”
-Wide Open Country
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