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CALE TYSON

High On Lonesome

2014-05-05

Cale Tyson sets himself apart from the current state of country music, by going back to his Texas roots. Currently based in Nashville, Tennessee, the singer songwriter and guitar players nostalgic heart and ear for melodies from long ago are made apart on his latest EP High On Longesome. To aid him in recording the record, Tyson worked with some of Nashville's finest players: 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 EP opens with "Honky Tonk Moan," with Tyson's tangy vocals over classic country guitar riffs and piano.  "Lonesome In Tennessee" is the EPs first single, telling of a longing for the one you love. Tyson's "whiskey soaked" baritone dips and climbs around the organ keys, guitar, and heavy hi-hat. "Long Gone Girl" features a darker sound than the rest of the EP and, at points, has quick lyrics.
- Richard Martin

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