**KUTX Artist of the Month**
Every month we turn the spotlight on a new release from a Texas artist with a series of weekly features that give you a sneak peek at the new music and some insight into the artist behind it.
This month we meet the boys and gal from Tinnarose and their new self titled album. In 2011, Austin based singer/songwriter Seth Sherman teamed up with Andy Bianculli, Mark Henne, Morris Ramos, Devon McDermott, and Drew Schlegel to take his solo/self recorded album, When The Moment Is True, on the road with a bigger sound. The band has continued to gig together since then but in 2013 dropped the name Seth Sherman in favor of Tinnarose. The album Tinnarose drops on August 26th and the band will be dropping by KUTX’s Studio 1A to play the entire album for a live audience on August 20th at 4 p.m.
Check back here throughout the month of August for new features on Austin band Tinnarose and their new album Tinnarose.
Week 1 – Song of the Day: “When You’re Gone”
On Seth Sherman’s solo 2011 debut, When The Moment Is True, the longtime Austin musician found beauty in darkness. Recording and playing every instrument himself, Sherman dove deep into his own struggles with depression, alternating between Lennon-esque rock ballads and a dense fingerpicking style first developed by the ultimate American loners, John Fahey and Leo Kottke. “I like the idea of not having to tell a story,” he told the Statesman, instead allowing his unique guitar style and melodies to do the talking.
The irony, of course, is that Sherman needed a backing band to play these intensely solo songs in the live setting. Recruiting some friends, the group soon took on a more democratic quality and turned into Tinnarose. That all-for-one attitude carries over to the band’s vocal duties, shared between Sherman and the classically-trained Devon McDermott. Together, the pair trade off verses like dueling lead guitarists.
On August 26, Tinnarose will release its self-titled debut, and throughout, Sherman and McDermott shine in the spotlight. The record shows off the band’s freewheeling attitude, shifting between folk, jazz, soul, and pop influences with ease. “When You’re Gone” kicks things off with a swagger, matching a Stones-like riff to a soaring vocal performance. Going it alone can be invigorating, but Tinnarose is proof that a true band dynamic can elevate the music to a completely different level.
Week 2 – My KUTX: Seth Sherman
Guitarist-songwriter and Tinnarose frontman Seth Sherman has a lot to be excited about these days. Tinnarose’s self-titled debut album is slated to release August 26th, and is up for pre-order now and they’re our inaugural KUTX Artist of the Month. Listen to Seth Sherman take over the KUTX airwaves on the player below!
Teenage Fanclub – Starsign
Cass Mccombs – Executioner’s Song
Judy Henske and Jerry Yester – Horses On A Stick
Neil Young – What Did You Do To My Life?
Incredible String Band – Job’s Tears
Mayo Thompson – Horses
Richard and Linda Thompson – When I Get To The Border
Rosebud – Lorelei
Fairport Convention – Come All Ye
America – Tin Man
Steely Dan – King Of The World
- Captain Beefheart – Woe-is-Uh-Me-Bop
Week 3 – Live in KUTX Studio 1A: Wednesday, August 20th at 4 p.m.
Tune in or come by the studio to hear Tinnarose play tracks from their new self titled album. If you missed Tinnarose in Studio 1A be sure to take a listen to their entire performance RIGHT HERE!