Tyson Motsenbocker w/ Cindy Davis
House Show @ 1591 Noelle Place Victoria, BC
7:30pm - $10
Some beverages included.
Heralding from North County, San Diego, Tyson plays music much more in the tradition of his Pacific Northwest roots. After the release of 2011's "Until it Lands EP" and two tours through the western regions of Canada and the United States, Tyson focused on his hometown, and the preparation of a much awaited followup full length. Tyson has performed at countless iconic West Coast venues, including the Showbox in Seattle, Media Club in Vancouver, Detroit Bar in Orange County and Belly Up and the Casbah, San Diego. He has shared the stage with folk legends such as Damien Jurardo and David Bazan, as well as some of the most promising rock and alternative acts on the West Coast (Barcelona, the Lonely Forest, NO etc.)
Sipping coffee at a sidewalk cafe in jeans and trucker cap, Solana Beach musician Tyson Motsenbocker is the picture of down-to-earth ease. It's fitting, then, that his songs have an equally authentic vibe, heavy on acoustics and personal, poetic lyrics."
Marlena Medford, Del Mar Times
"If Damien Rice and Ben Gibbard threw their vocal genes together, what might come out is something like Tyson Motsenbocker. Both captivating and melancholy, he played songs which stab the heart in that good, freeing way. You need to hear a sample of their well-crafted sound."
-Spoken Spokane Magazine
"Much of the album deals with matters of the heart, actually, and letting go of a past life, a past romance, as in the song I'm Moving On: "My mama asked me with a worried look in her eye/Why are my songs all so sad, sad, sad they make her cry/I answer back there's a piece of this girl in every one."
- Calgary Herald
Think what would happen if the mood and atmosphere of early Coldplay collided with a less-gloomy Fiona Apple, and you'll get the feel of what Davis has on display: nuanced and intimate arrangements built around well-crafted melodies and inviting vocals. Put simply, she writes the kind of songs you'll wake up singing.
"It's always been a bittersweet mixture of sweat and inspiration," she says of the songwriting process. "I wanted to make an album that reflected that struggle; something that sounded easy, but still complicated." It's not long into your first listen to Davis that you'll realize songwriting is simply part of her nature. And it's that nature that leads Davis to approach the day-to-day with as much care and attention as she pours into songs dealing with issues half a world away. It's this balance between the deeply personal and the wider picture that makes her work so accessible; she's as easy to relate to as she is inspiring. And for a girl who loves good wine, good food and the time to be still as much as anyone, we'd agree it's about time her music made it to a wider audience.
Randy's House (View)
1591 Noelle Place
Victoria, BC V8T 1M7