Tylan (of Girlyman), featuring Ingrid Elizabeth (of Coyote Grace)
"While Girlyman's compositions were always confessional, they usually lightened things up with a silly song or two. 'One True Thing' drops the humor and ramps up the passion with a collection of love songs that deal honestly with the end of a relationship. Tylan has always been a powerful singer, but the poignant honesty that she brings to these tunes gives them an emotional intensity that's as bracing as it is moving. She asks the unanswerable questions that plague the end of relationships, and while she doesn't have answers, the questioning provides its own kind of solace." -Relix
"Tylan's practice of extending metaphors out toward a precipice keeps an unpredictable edge to [her] songs. Most writers would stop at the easy close. Ty jumps, leaving much to imagination, to powerful effect. Ty's expressive alto brings quiet energy to her introspective ballads, nursing a negotiation of life from pain to acceptance, if not peace." Americana Gazette
"A solid example of a personal journey led by a singer-songwriter with a passion for verbal expression and a subtle voice which adds power to the lyrics. Tylan is definitely one to watch for fans of contemporary American folk and lyrical singer-songwriters." - Gaelick
After five studio albums and ten years on the road with the internationally acclaimed folk-pop quartet Girlyman, Tylan has recreated herself with a stunning debut solo CD, "One True Thing."
On "One True Thing," Tylan and producer Michael T. Connolly combine guitars, piano, Hammond organ, upright bass, cello, and Tylan's expressive alto in a lush orchestra which meets with Tylan's skillful lyrics to create a sweeping metaphorical landscape.
Tylan is off to an auspicious start. Her Kickstarter campaign for the album created a tremendous buzz by reaching its goal of $20,000 in a single day, and going on to raise nearly $47,000 - the second highest grossing Kickstarter campaign ever in the Folk/Country category.
The first single "Already Fine," a collaboration with Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls which premiered on American Songwriter, showcases Tylan's "expressive alto [which] brings quiet energy to her introspective ballads, nursing a negotiation of life from pain to acceptance, if not peace." (Americana Gazette)
"Playing with Girlyman for so long has really spoiled me," says Tylan Greenstein, who's decided to drop her last name for her new solo venture. Founded in 2001, the four members of Girlyman went from playing for tips in coffeehouses to headlining (and selling out) 400-500 seat venues across the country; they also toured internationally, graced festival main stages, and opened extensively for such folk luminaries as Indigo Girls and Dar Williams.
"I couldn't ask for a more talented group of musicians, or for a more successful career," says Tylan. "All those instruments and arrangements in Girlyman have really supported my songs. At the same time, there's something about the raw, lyric-driven acoustic experience that has always appealed to me. I like the idea of there being very little between the song and the listener. That's where I come from."
For her live shows, Tylan teams up with Ingrid Elizabeth (of Coyote Grace) on cajon and upright bass for an evening of smart songwriting, passionate harmonies, and tangible chemistry.
The Duplex Cabaret Theater (View)
61 Christopher Street (at 7th Avenue)
New York, NY 10014
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