Another exciting new Americana artist to come my way this week is Tyler Boone. After releasing and creating a hometown buzz in his native Charleston with “True Experience,” his debut 5-song EP in 2016, Tyler has hit the ground running here in Music City releasing three new singles this year that will become part of his next EP. You can hear them right now at Spotify.
The latest single, “Moving On,” is a tasty toe-tapping guitar-driven rocker that sounds great behind the wheel with your foot on the pedal and the windows open wide. However, possibly even tastier is Boone’s interesting sideline business: Boone’s Bourbon, his own private American bourbon label. I must say that this is a quite impressive venture with great cross-marketing potential to music fans!
I am thankful that Boone took the time from his busy schedule to answer 11 Questions, and by all means, go see his showcase at The Anchor tonight!
Where are you from originally, when did you move to Nashville and why?
I am originally from Charleston, SC. I moved to Nashville in late 2014 and lived on Music Row on 16th. I moved to Nashville after I kept coming into town playing showcases at the Basement, the Bluebird and 12th & Porter. It was infectious, and I wanted to keep diving further into the industry.
What are the first and the last records you bought, and where did you buy them? Were they CD, vinyl or digital?
The first record I bought was on CD in the 8th grade, Switchfoot’s The Beautiful Letdown, on an out-of- town school field trip in Myrtle Beach, SC. The last record I bought was the Sun-Dried Vibes album Stay Hopeful digitally last month.
First and last live concerts that you’ve seen?
First concert was with my parents in the 8th grade. It was Jewel and the opener was Ryan Cabrera solo. I never saw someone play the acoustic guitar live until then, and that was basically the moment I knew that was what I wanted to do. The last concert I saw was this past weekend in Charleston at Extra Chill Fest. The headliner was Human Resources–check them out, a great Charleston band.
Whose star should be added to the Music City Walk of Fame?
Buddy Guy and Stevie Ray Vaughn
Where do you go in Nashville for coffee and pizza?
Frothy Monkey and Five Points Pizza
What’s your favorite record to ever come out of Nashville?
Currently Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour. Also, a big fan of Aaron Lee Tasjan’s Silver Tears and Sadler Vaden’s eponymous record.
Where’s the best place to eat late night after a show?
I’m always at The Red Door Saloon in Midtown after a show
The Bluebird calls and asks you to host an “In the Round.” Pick three local songwriters to join you.
Shane Williams and Warren Bazemore of Finnegan Bell (duo), Chris Wilcox and Tom Mackell. (Sorry, I broke the rule and added a fourth!)
What are your favorite music venues to play in town?
The High Watt and Basement East are definitely my favorites. Stoked to play The Anchor for the first time this Thursday night (9/13/18) for Americanafest (7:30 pm $10 at the door)
Facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/936739879843458/
Name a musician who you’d like to see move here?
Be cool to see Gary Clark Jr., Donovan Woods or Ryan Adams running around Nashville.
Finally, what’s in your musical future?
I just released my third single “Moving On” (featuring Finnegan Bell) off my upcoming EP Jealousy this past Friday on September 7th, and this past Monday on September 10th it is currently impacting on Triple A & Active Rock radio. We are going to keep pushing and see where else we can land it.
My private bourbon label “Boone’s Bourbon” just launched in South Carolina this past May and we did just sign into Georgia and Tennessee. I’ll be launching the brand in Atlanta at Eddie’s Attic with Donovan Woods on October 4th and in Nashville on December 13th with Finnegan Bell and Chris Wilcox at The High Watt. www.drinkboonesbourbon.com
October 13th we’ll be back on one of the main stages at Fall For Greenville in Greenville, SC. I did make my debut at Summerfest this past summer and am hoping to land a few more festivals next summer.