HRMS Presents “JASON TYLER BURTON :: AN EVENING OF RURAL AMERICANA MUSIC”
Healthy Rhythm Music Services Presents "JASON TYLER BURTON :: AN EVENING OF RURAL AMERICANA MUSIC" • Friday evening, September 27th, in The Listening Room of Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery, located at historic Sampler Square (68 S Grand Ave) in downtown Montrose, Colorado!
Advance Main Gallery Reserved and Studio Gallery General Admission available. After show Meet & Greet with musicians is included. Advance purchase is recommended. This is a ticketless event. Limited seating. Admission is $2 more Day of Show (if available).
Doors open at 7 p.m. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Street and rear lot parking available.
JASON TYLER BURTON
Jason Tyler Burton looks at his 84-year-old father as they stand near the old commissary at the Mary Helen coal mine site in Harlan County, Kentucky. He sees a man who is appalled at what has happened to this place where he spent his childhood, and yet he also knows his father still loves that place. While many of the complexities and nuances of life have changed from his father’s time to his own, Burton works to unpack them as he creates his own brand of rural Americana. A brand in which he is not afraid to break down the stereotypes and cliches that are presented in books, on the news, or the endless stream of pop country songs coming out of Nashville.
Burton was born in Michigan. His father had not wanted the life of a coal miner and moved north, as so many did during that time, to find work. But Kentucky was home, and they moved back soon after Burton was born. He spent his youth and early adulthood in the Appalachian foothills, where he’d as often be outside rock climbing as he would be playing his fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. These disparate passions eventually caused him to leave his old Kentucky home and he now lives in the least populated county in the least populated state. There in Wyoming, at the base of the Wind River Range, he has come to embrace life as an outsider.
His most recent albums, Lost Behind the Ranges (2017) and Headwaters(2014) reflect his journey from Kentucky to Wyoming. They are filled with road trip ready songs that often tell a novel's worth of story in the span of minutes. Burton can make you laugh and cry in the same verse and he knows how to craft a tune to make it something you can relate to even if it's not something you've lived. His lyrics tell you that he’s been paying attention, with songs that are amalgamations of stories gathered through his years on the road, traveling, working, and playing with bands such as the Union City All-Stars and 6 Foot 2. His songs ask you to pay attention, to your own life as well as to the plight of others. He invites you to lean in a little, and really listen.
Inhabiting a simple faith in the power of a song, Burton has recently taken up the challenge of writing about the place where he grew up. That faith has him working to articulate the stories of a people who take tremendous pride in where they are from, and digging into the complexities of rural life in modern America in a way that is neither vilifying or glorifying. The result is his upcoming album, Kentuckian.
Kentuckian is a collection of songs both lived and written by Burton, gleaned from his time in the tree covered hills of Kentucky. Burton is a man of many passions, which eventually led him west to the bigger mountains of Wyoming, but he is a Kentuckian, in song and spirit. Kentuckian is out for release in Fall 2019. www.jasontylerburton.com
“Had this album been released in the early seventies, there is no doubt in my mind that he would right now be a legend of sorts. The kind Steve Goodman and John Prine became." - No Depression Magazine
"Burton again captures a sense of place that is at once romantic and spiritual. It’s the kind of album that inspires wanderlust and then becomes the soundtrack to the resulting road trip." - Brian Passey (USA Today)
"His vocals are just gravelly and serious enough to feel like he’s telling a story you just need to hear. He’s the kind of songwriter that makes you feel glad to be a folk music fan – and the scary thing is he seems to be getting better and better." - Greg Jones, Ear to the Ground Music
HEALTHY RHYTHM MUSIC SERVICES
Healthy Rhythm Music Services (HRMS) is an arm of Healthy Rhythm Creative Group. The mission of HRMS is to Identify, Manage, Enhance, and Promote Indie Artists and Bands who have a deep commitment to a career in music as their primary focus.
HEALTHY RHYTHM ART GALLERY
Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery (HRAG) is about Art and Music. The Gallery affords diverse individuals a user-friendly space to create, exhibit, and sell a variety of artwork. The Gallery, located at 68 S Grand Ave in Montrose, Colorado, also houses an intimate Live Performance Venue. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Advance appointment only on Sunday. www.healthyrhythm.net
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*There are no refunds or exchanges for this show. All sales are final. The only exception to this policy is if a show is cancelled. In the event of show cancellation, seating purchases will be honored when the show is rescheduled. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled show, your seating purchase will be refunded at the point of service minus any fees that may apply.
Photo 1 courtesy of Regina Pagles ©
Photo 2/3 courtesy of Erica Chambers ©