Tyler and The Tribe on Live From the Backroom

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He’s one of those “Good ol’ Boys” that likes to Rock ‘n’ Roll!  That’s what people could say about every member of the Tribe.  From counties that have a higher population of cows than people, members Heath Robinson, Jordan Owens, Tyler Jones and Colton Joe Smith lived the slow sizzle of life in the country growing up.  “You learn that throwing rocks at signs with a couple of buddies can be fun and sitting on a tailgate at night talking with a friend can’t be beat,” says Jones.  Or in the case of Tyler and the Tribe, sitting in a studio late at night.  This fantastic foursome found themselves recording on a project deep into East Texas nights at Jones’ house soon after they met.  After becoming friends, the rest is history and history looks a lot like good music.

The 2012 release “Rock On” took months to record but the band found it’s chemistry in the process.  “For Heath and I, the chemistry was there.  We’ve been in lots of bands and projects together so everything is just very natural.” Owens says of his friend.  Robinson claims, “It took a few jam-sessions to learn where everybody wanted to go as a whole.”  The album speaks for itself though and shows that the band definitely found it’s groove.   Late night recording sessions turned into late night show rehearsals as the guys quickly hit the road to play live all across multiple states in the region.

Fast forward less than thirteen months and the guys have re-entered the studio with a dozen new songs.  “It spans the boundaries of rock all the way to country music and everything in between.”  Says Smith.  World-class producer CJ Eiriksson led the month-long charge of capturing the Tribe’s electric vibes between the band’s touring schedule.   Smith continues, “We want people to feel love from this album.  We want it to be a positive influence everyday for our fans.”

The band still enjoys coming off of the road to the country life to unwind from time to time.  Back to the place where they learned hard work can pay off.  The place where good people become friends.  The place that Tyler and the Tribe was “BORN”.

Find out more on their website www.tylerandthetribe.com

 

Hear the In Studio  Interview by clicking play below.

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Matt Hillyer joins us on Live From The Backroom

Matt Hillyer

Matt Hillyer, also known as “Matt the Cat” and as the leader of Dallas-based and beloved Honky-Tonk band Eleven Hundred Springs is, rather simply, an artist. Few artists stick to a single, narrow path as they wander, viewing things in a philosophically unique way than many non-artist types might.

With the release of Hillyer’s debut solo album, the Lloyd Maines-produced If These Bones Could Talk, we get to see a new side to Hillyer’s country-gold vision, but to be clear, his solo foray isn’t the end of Eleven Hundred Springs, which was formed in 1998, nor is it the death of the rockabilly-flavored Matt the Cat Trio. Hillyer as a solo artist with a fresh group of players, including some buddies from Eleven Hundred Springs, is merely a fascinating, new chapter to a musical life that’s never been conventional, and isn’t going to be anytime soon.

With 11 new songs, all written or co-written by HIllyer except for his rocking, stomping cover of the Everly Brothers’ classic the “Price of Love,” a rare occurrence has taken place. The leader of a popular, established band has branched out to go on a personal, musical vision quest, and has come back with a sound that satisfies on all levels. In some ways, These Old Bones resembles the stone-cold country of his band, but the new collection has increased the sonic value of everything he’s affiliated with, thanks to spreading his tattooed, whiskey-soaked wings a bit.
The notion for a solo record came from a wonderfully personal spot that’s as honest as it is meaningful to Hillyer.

Hillyer acknowledges the similarities between his past band-related works, but highlights the differences in a manner that’s clear with drama-free simplicity.“To me it always boils down to the material, he says. “I know there are songs on this album that I would not have put on an Eleven Hundred Springs album. Even the songs that would fit like a glove on an Eleven Hundred Springs album are, for the most part, rooted in very personal places. When the collection of these songs started to really come together it became apparent to me that the majority of them felt like something I was trying to say independent of a group.”

 

find out more about Matt at www.matthillyermusic.com

 

Listen to Matt In Studio by clicking the link below.

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On The Record: Jeff Johnston

Jeff Johnston is CIty Manager for Floydada, TX talked to us “On The Record” regarding the new playground equipment that has been recently installed.  He also explains the downtown improvement project, status of the new city swimming pool (and splash pad) and the latest on water restrictions.

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