“Cale is the first ‘country singer’ for a long time who can be genuinely referred to as ‘the real deal!’….”
“Boy, is his pleading, heart-on-sleeve emotionalism refreshing right about now” (Nashville Scene)
Sunday 8th May 2016
Full band show
Doors Open 7:15pm.
Tickets £12 each. £14 on the door (if not sold out).
Tickets available securely online here: www.wegottickets.com/event/335648
Alternatively, physical tickets can be purchased in store at Pie & Vinyl in Castle Road, Southsea or Southsea Gallery in Albert Road, Southsea – these won’t be in the shops until January so always best to purchase online just in case they sell out before we get a chance to get them in the shops!
You can also send a cheque for the required amount of tickets (made payable to Ken Brown), along with a SAE, to our address.
If in doubt then please phone the box office on 02392 382888.
“10 New Country artists you need to know” (Rolling Stone)
Well it was in April of 2015 when we had the pleasure of hosting one of our small scale gigs for an unknown (at the time) American country singer by the name of Cale Tyson…..his album had made a big impression on us here at Square Roots Towers, and you music loving folks obviously agreed too as the show quickly sold out. And with a massive thumbs up and lots of radio airplay from Bob Harris, the waiting list for returned tickets was very long indeed! Indeed his whole tour was met with critical acclaim from all quarters.
Those of you who came to the show will know what a very special night it was as Cale and Pete Lindbergh mesmerised us all – it was definitely one of those “I was there” moments!
“It was like getting in a time machine and seeing Johnny Cash before he was famous” (Square Roots Promotions)
Well, we are absolutely chuffed to bits to announce that not only is Cale returning to the Square Tower for a full show in the main hall, but he’s also bringing his band with him!
“Old school, sad bastard outlaw country for a new generation of excited country fans” (Rolling Stone)
Cale Tyson is a singer, songwriter and guitar player from Nashville, Tennessee. Born in a small town in Texas, he was raised in Fort Worth, the home of Townes Van Zandt and the place where he first heard the classic country sounds that have inspired and enriched his gentle, melancholy, and undeniably whiskey-soaked sound.
“Tyson channels all the woe and despair you could find in his native Texas on the album, crafting meandering and warbling ballads that harken back to the heartbreak songs of old country.” (American Songwriter Magazine)
With a nostalgic heart and an ear for melodies from long ago, Tyson’s UK release, “Introducing…” is a beautiful collection of songs that continue the legacy of some of the legendary songwriters whose music he first heard as a child – Gram Parsons, Guy Clark and Willie Nelson, to name but a few.
Recorded in Nashville, the album features some of the town’s finest players including guitarist Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart), keys player Tyson Rogers (Don Williams), John McTigue (Brazilbilly) on drums and Mike Rinne (Caitlin Rose and Andrew Combs) on bass.
The end result is at once a loving tribute to the great country songwriters that have come before him and also a persuasive plea to those who might think that country music’s best days have been and gone. As long as Cale Tyson has a say in it, the best days might yet be still to come.
What The Critics Are Saying…..
“Cale Tyson is, unashamedly, a throwback. A chugging hollow-body here, a whiskey soaked pedal-steel there, his first release – a 7-track mini album – sounds like something dug out of a vault from the 1970s deep south and cranked through an old transistor radio. If you hadn’t figured by now, it’s also deeply beautiful. “ (Spiral Earth)
“ ‘High On Lonesome’ will appeal to fans of Gram, Hank, Merle and many other country legends. But it is so much more than that. Cale Tyson has delivered a heart-breaking confession which suggest that a long career beckons…” (Songwriting Magazine)
“The old soul in a young body thing has been having a moment since Amy Winehouse walked among us, and now it seems to have spread seamlessly from soul to country. First came Canadian Daniel Romano and now the ranks are swelled by the 23-year-old Texan Cale Tyson, who seems to have inherited the increasingly rare talent to country yodel…” (Independent on Sunday)
We are also delighted to say that support will come from new Clubhouse Records signing The Rosellys (duo), of whom Maverick Magazine said “An exceptional band that proves the British country music scene is by no means dead and buried”.
“From genial acoustic country to contemporary bluegrass to thoughtful balladry and cajun, The Rosellys play music that’s best described as Americana good’n’true” (Folk & Roots).
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