Snakefarm Records has confirmed Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown as the first act to join the label following a freshly inked worldwide deal.
Housed within the global infrastructure of Spinefarm Records (a UMG label), the Snakefarm brand will provide a supportive home for international artists, both established and new, from the increasingly buoyant roots rock world— music based on authenticity and emotion, under-pinned by a core set of values and beliefs.
In this respect, Nashville-based Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown—fresh from guesting with Guns N’ Roses—stand as a flagship representation, ticking all the available boxes.
Compriseing Caleb Crosby on drums, Graham Whitford on guitar, Noah Denney on bass and backing vocals, and Texas-born Tyler on guitar and vocals, the quartet released six-track EP “The Wayside” in 2015, produced by Grammy Award-winner Vance Powell and released via Spinefarm in the U.K. and Europe.
Due to be releasedNov. 3, 2017, the new self-titled TBSD album (and debut Snakefarm release) was crafted in Nashville by the band and mixed by producer/engineer/multi-instrumentalist John Fields (Soul Asylum, Paul Westerberg), featuring a new set of infectious and varied songs, some of which—including epic rocker “Aftershock”—have become staples of the live set.
In 2016, TBSD joined friends and Nashville neighbors The Cadillac Three for a tour of the U.K., sharing the stage with the headliners on a nightly basis—the start of an on-the-road, ’round-the-world adventure that has seen them guesting with some of rock’s foremost legends (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Deep Purple, GNR), appearing at the Download and Ramblin’ Man festivals in the U.K.
The band released the following statement: “We’re beyond excited to be teaming up with Snakefarm to release our new self-titled album. We’ve become close with their team, and have learned that their passion for real music is not rivalled by many. That’s something we both share. Together, we’re gonna take our brand of rock ‘n’ roll to as many people as we possibly can.”
Dante Bonutto,Snakefarm/Spinefarm UK head of A&R/King Cobra, said “There’s so much great activity in rootsy guitar music right now, and Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown are the perfect group to both showcase and celebrate everything that’s going on. They’re young, they’re dedicated to their craft, they’ve got barrel-loads of attitude, and they rock hard… and when they get onto a stage, and they’ve already occupied some of the biggest stages there is, they know how to entertain. Snakefarm and the Shakedown, the Snake and the Shake, it feels completely right.”
Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown tour dates:
8/18 – Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mt. Pocono, PA
8/19 – The Palladium, Worcester, MA
8/20 – Wolf Den At Mohegan Sun Casino, Monteville, CT
8/22 – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
8/30 – The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
8/31 – Lava Cantina Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA
9/1 – Rockefellers, Houston, TX
9/2 – Heritage Hall, Paris, TX
9/3 – Lava Cantina The Colony, The Colony, TX
9/9 – Chinook Fest, Naches, WA
9/29 — STGO Rock City, Santiago, Chile
(With G N’ R, The Who)
10/1 — Estadio Unico De La Plata, Buenas Aires, Argentina
(With G N’ R, The Who)
10/7 – Mother of All Fest – Monterrey, Mexico