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Memorial Day Weekend TOUR

May 14th, 2015

ONE WEEK until I set out on my Memorial Day weekend tour that will take me through Washington, Idaho and Utah. I’m excited to hit the road so check out the show dates below and spread the word — whether it’s you or your friends in the area, I’m looking forward to seeing you fine Elegant Folk in these fine cities!

MAY 21:
Pullman, WA @ The BellTower (7pm)
Tickets & Info

MAY 22:
Garden City, ID @ Sandbar (2pm)
Nampa, ID @ Flying M Coffee Garage (8pm)
Tickets & Info

MAY 23:
Salt Lake City, UT @ KUTV Morning News (7am)
Provo, UT @ Velour Live (8pm)
Tickets & Info

Or watch the UPDATED video on my Facebook Music Page.

Music Matters Benefit at Aladdin

May 1st, 2015

Across the years, I have received wonderful support from the Portland Radio Project AND Oregon Music News on a number of occasions — and that is why I’m particularly honored to be able to give back. Yes, with a full heart, I’m proud to say I’ll be performing at a very cool benefit concert this weekend, in support of these fine local entities, at my favorite local venue, with some of my favorite local musicians! What could be better?

As you can see, I’m brimming, so please join me (and my full band) at this lovely event and stick around to enjoy performances by Roseland Hunters, Acoustic Minds, Redwood Son, Mbrascatu, Tyler Stenson, Laura Ivancie, Sarah Billings, Jordan Harris, Tim Snider, Pilar French, The Sale, Will West, Amber Sweeney, Rob Rainwater and Michele Van Kleef.

You won’t regret the night or the resulting warm heart.

“Music Matters” Benefit Concert
To Benefit the Portland Radio Project and Oregon Music News
Saturday May 2, 2015 @ Aladdin Theater


Doors at 6pm | Music at 7pm
Tickets $12 adv | $15 dos
All age welcome (with adult)


Music Matters Benefit Concert


Tune In Tonight on PRP

April 8th, 2015

I will be appearing live on Portland Radio Project TONIGHT as promotion for my upcoming show at The Alberta Rose Theatre (4/12). I’ll be talking music, playing some some songs and, what I’m most excited for, they’ll be playing a list of songs that influenced me and my music growing up … a self-curated list of some definite classics!

Tyler Stenson on Portland Radio Project
Wednesday April 8th @ 8pm
w/ Special Guest Samsel and the Skirt

Tyler Stenson on Portland Radio Project

WA, ID and UT Dates Announced

April 3rd, 2015

I’m excited to announce that a very cool opportunity to play in Pullman, WA (for my first time ever) just fell into my lap! I figured, while I’m at it, I might as well dip into Boise and Salt Lake City for a couple shows — a Western Weekend, if you will.

That said, the final venues are still being negotiated but the dates are set in stone. Please, do me a favor, SAVE THE DATES, spread the word and stay tuned for details!

5/21 – PULLMAN, WA
5/22 – BOISE, ID

Tyler Stenson Tour

All Ages Show Sunday 4/12

March 31st, 2015

I’m happy to say I’ll be playing my favorite kind of show in less than 2 weeks — all ages, early start and full band — what more could I ask for? Yes, I’m pairing up with one of my favorite bands in Portland (Samsel and the Skirt) at one of my favorite venues in Portland, so be sure to spread the word and join me for this lovely affair!

Tyler Stenson + Band
@ The Alberta Rose Theatre
Sunday April 12th
Doors at 5pm | Music at 6pm | Home by 8pm
ALL AGES welcome with guardian

2015 Artist One Sheet

March 27th, 2015

With my new photos, I decided it was time to update my artist one sheet — a concise document that offers booking agents and promoters a quick snapshot of who I am and what I do. Of course, I plan on fully refreshing my brand in the very near future, however, until then, here’s a peak at my 2015 artist one sheet (as it stands for now).

Tyler Stenson One Sheet 2015

ISC Music Video Finalist

March 26th, 2015

Last month, I announced that my music video for “This Too Shall Pass” had been selected as a Semi-Finalist in the International Songwriting Competition music video category — well, now it has been officially upgraded to a Finalist! This honor means that the video (filmed and produced by Americonic Films) is amongst the top 2% of the 18,000 entries in the competition.

This is a huge honor, one that I do not take lightly. Thank you all for believing.

That said, the category winner will be selected by a panel of judges and the winner announced in late April. Although I have no control over this outcome, I DO have the chance to win the “People’s Voice” award by amassing the most votes from the public. Please help me make this happen …

• GO TO:
• Click the “Music Video” category
• Scroll down and vote for “This Too Shall Pass” (by Tyler Stenson)

vote Tyler Stenson

Thank you again … and enjoy the FINALIST video one more time :)

New 2015 Photo Shoot

March 22nd, 2015

This last weekend I did a fun fun photo shoot with Sara Hertel Photography and a TON of great photos came out of it. After much sifting and scrutinizing, through hundreds of photos, I have officially narrowed it down to a top 100 … but I need your help to get it to a manageable top 10!

Please view the album on my Facebook Music Page below and be sure to comment on your most (and least) favorite, so that we can identify the clear favorites.

THANKS and enjoy!

Tomorrow at Alberta Street Pub

March 20th, 2015

TOMORROW at Alberta Street Pub, I am excited to take stage with my band for the first time in 2015! As you know, I’ve taken a few months off to enjoy my wedding and honeymoon to the fullest and although I’ve played a few solo shows since the new year, it’ll feel good to have the band with me.

Tyler Stenson + The Elegant Folk
Alberta Street Pub (1036 NE Alberta St, Portland)
Saturday March 21st @ 8pm
w/ Samsel and the Skirt
$7 | 21+

Tyler Stenson at Alberta Street Pub

Aside from my band (The Elegant Folk), we are co-headlining with Samsel and the Skirt … one of my favorite bands in Portland (and some of my favorite people in the world). It’ll be a great night of live local music so be there and be not square!

ISC 2014 Semi-Finalists Announced

March 5th, 2015

Every year, I optimistically enter the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) and never advance beyond my initial application. This year, they just announced the semi-finalists (top 10% of 18,000 entrants) and I’m proud and honored to say I am an official semi-finalist for, not one, but three different songs!

• Best Music Video: “This Too Shall Pass”
• Best Music Video: “Ramblin’ Kind”
• Best Americana Song: “That I’ll Know You”

This means my songs will be presented to a panel of celebrity judges over the next few weeks and winners will be announced in April. No votes, just merit. So, fingers crossed!

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