Johnathan Tyler Live at Blaine's
Jonathan Tyler is hitting the Blaine's Pub stage Friday, January 18 at 10 PM!
"Tyler had always wanted to make a record that had more of a gritty, Americana sound — his former label preferred he steer towards a modern rock approach — and he realized that this was the perfect time to capitalize on his freedom. Sure, he didn't have the generous budget of an Atlantic deal, but he didn't have a chorus of opinions to cater to either. For all his trials, much of Holy Smokes is loose, oozy and bluesy, with a southern-steeped Seventies sound that's confident, infectious and playful: Songs like the piano-vamped, rodeo disco romp of "Honey Pie" would have made the Kings of Leon, circa 2003, drool. And there's nary a teary woe-is-me weeper about getting run down by the Man. Even the album's most tender moment, the Nikki Lane duet "To Love Is to Fly," is about the beauty lingering beneath dangerous relationships." — Rolling Stone.