JONATHAN TYLER & THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
“Rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and country are the same thing, just wearing different clothes.”
To define Jonathan Tyler’s music would be doing it a disservice. To call it blues would be betraying the uplifting joy of tunes like “Underground Forever” or “California Sunshine.” To call it rock ‘n’ roll wouldn’t do justice to the burning meditation of songs like “Late Night Special” or “Hey Mama, My Time Ain’t Long.” To call it country would be neglecting the sound and fury of “Mister Resistor” or the time-traveling catharsis of “Everything Was Cool in 2002.” Jonathan Tyler’s music defies expectation or sonic categorization – his music is the purest expression of everything you feel but don’t know how to express. It’s as friendly as a neighborhood saloon, as pensive as a highway to Paris, Texas, as peaceful as the waters flowing through the Pecos river to the sea, and as grand and evocative as the endless blue skies of the American west.