The Official Blog of Portland's Songwriter of the Year

Friday Early Escape Cruise Announced

July 18th, 2014

I’m excited to announce my annual Friday Early Escape Cruise on The Portland Spirit, a tradition that I’ve now carried out for five years in a row! Departing from the dock at 3pm and cruising up and down the Willamette river for two hours (while being serenaded by yours truly), this is an awesome way to kick off your weekend. Won’t you join me?

Tyler Stenson on The Portland Spirit
Friday Early Escape Cruise
September 19th from 3-5pm
$30 PER PERSON – get tix!

Portland Spirit Friday Early Escape Cruise

New York Times Documentary

July 17th, 2014

The other day I woke to find that my song That Moon had been featured on a snowboarding documentary called A Test Run at 19,000 Feet — even better, the video was featured on the Sports page of The New York Times! Despite the fact that it’s kind of an odd use of the song, considering the NYT is the cream of the crop when it comes to press (and exposure), I’ll take it, happily. Always an honor to hear my songs in use.

Check out the documentary below (my song is at the 1:20 mark) and pass it on. Enjoy!

New Online Concert Announced

July 8th, 2014

Concert Window has invited me to host an online concert as a part of their Great Northwest Fest online music festival, featuring live performances from a number of their favorite Pacific Northwest musicians, such as myself. What an honor!

Tyler Stenson Online Concert
Tuesday July 29 @ 7:30pm PST
Live on

If you aren’t hip to the online concerts just yet, it’s a cool new platform that allows you to watch, listen and fully interact with me during the show, from anywhere in the world — you just need a computer and a ticket so please, save the date, gather your friends and join me, from wherever you might be!

• Pay however much you want.
• Watch from anywhere in the world.
• Ask questions, request songs, Q&A, etc.
• Get tickets→

Tyler Stenson Online Concert on Concert Window

Opening for Marc Cohn in Portland

June 18th, 2014

Big news this week! I’m proud to say I’ve been invited to open for Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, Marc Cohn, at the Aladdin Theater, my absolute favorite venue in Portland. Above and beyond his 1991 hit, Walking in Memphis, he is a songwriters songwriter (great lyrics, better melodies) and I’m truly honored to be his local support. Join us!

Tyler Stenson + Marc Cohn
Thursday June 19th @ Aladdin Theater (8pm)


Win Free Tickets to Alberta Rose

June 1st, 2014

We’re giving away 50 free tickets to our upcoming show at The Alberta Rose Theatre on 6/12 and all you have to do to enter is download the handy Clip app to your phone!

• iOS:
• Android:

• Head to the feed
• Scroll down to “Tyler Stenson & Co @ Alberta Rose…”
• Click that, then “enter now”

★★ 50 Winners will be announced June 10th so spread the word ★★

Win tickets to Tyler Stenson concert

Tyler Stenson, Jesse Terry & Tyler Fortier
Live @ The Alberta Rose Theatre
Thursday June 12th

Counting Crows Cover Contest

May 23rd, 2014

You know by now that Counting Crows are my absolute favorite band but did you know you can help me win backstage VIP tickets to their show by watching a new video cover I did? Yes, they’re hosting a cover contest where entrants just need to record a video cover of one of their songs, post it to Facebook and the post with the most “likes” wins !?!

Sooo, I’ve posted the video below (for your viewing pleasure) but please be sure to also follow the quick instructions below to help me win the contest. The cover video with the most “likes” by June 1st, wins THANKS !!

• Go to this thread
• Find my video cover of “Good Night L.A.”
Click the “like” button on that post

Counting Crows Cover Contest

Adam Duritz (lead singer of Counting Crows) personally told me that my fans are like a cult … so we probably shouldn’t disappoint him on this. Watch, then go and like. Thanks all !!

Full Band Show in Portland

May 22nd, 2014

I learned long ago not to try and battle the beautiful weather in Portland, therefore, I will be ushering in the summer months with one final Spring Show on Thursday June 12th at the Alberta Rose Theatre. Joining me and my full band, I’m teaming up with a couple highly talented songwriters from out of town, to bring you one very special evening of top-notch Americana. Check out the details below and do whatever it takes to join us. You will regret missing it!

Thursday June 12th @ The Alberta Rose Theatre
• w/ Jesse Terry and Tyler Fortier
• Doors at 6pm, Show at 7pm
• $12 adv, $14 at door



• iOS:
• Android:

• Head to the feed
• Scroll down to “Tyler Stenson & Co @ Alberta Rose…”
• Click that, then “enter now”

★★ 50 Winners will be announced June 10th so spread the word ★★

Tyler Stenson at Alberta Rose Theatre

West Edge Visionary Party

May 9th, 2014

It just became official — I will be playing at the “West Edge Visionary Party” in Cheyenne, WY next week at an event that has been described as “a party for anyone who wants to celebrate Cheyenne’s West Edge and what it could become.” Aside from the fact that I like a good party, I’m extremely excited about this event because I was born in the great state of Wyoming but rarely find excuses to return to Her, until now.

Look out Cheyenne, here I come!

Safe to say it’s time to start practicing my song about Wyoming … as something tells me I’ll be playing it loud and proud. Cannot wait!

West Edge Visionary Party - Cheyenne, WY


May 2nd, 2014

I was recently invited to interview on KSCO AM 1080 in Northern California, to speak with host, Ruth Copland, on her program, It’s a Question of Balance. Because Ruth is British-born, in addition to her graciously playing some of my music, we explored a curiosity of hers in talking about what it means to be ‘American’ and how it has ultimately influenced my songwriting. Not your average “tell us about your music” radio program!

My bit of the interview isn’t until the 2nd hour (starting around 0:53 mins) so you may or may not want to skip ahead. Regardless of what you decide to do, I hope you’ll enjoy this unique interview and forgive me and my ramblings in advance!

INTERVIEW: Our City Radio

April 30th, 2014

I recently phoned-in an interview to Our City Radio and chatted with host Glen Baggerly on his show, Whatever it Takes. In all, we spoke for an hour about my journey as an artist and all of the tools it takes to climb the mountain. It has been a long, long road so I had fun reflecting on the bittersweet subject, in all its glory. Check out the full interview below!


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Our City Radio