Lee Tyler Post - Chasers Beach Club - August 18, 2007
Encore Magazine / Cape Fear Coast
North Carolina July 2006
It seems nowadays the music industry is full of manufactured artists with dollar signs in their eyes, feeding their huge egos. Whatever happened to the homegrown, humble artist who created music just for the love of it? During this day and age, it's extremely difficult to find someone who measures up to those attributes, especially when considering how cutthroat the industry is. Fortunately not all is lost. One unique soul that freely expresses his love for the art form is singer-songwriter Lee Tyler Post.
With this in mind, Post hasn't been an overnight success. He's been strumming on his acoustic guitar while crooning to open ears since the mid-'90s. Starting out as a San Diego-based artist during that time, he opened for bands such as Missing Persons and Blink 182. These talents would later lead him to appear on the KUSI and KNSD morning shows. All the while, Lee has been spreading what some would call "blue collar music" (or rock 'n' soul as he calls it) to everyone within earshot.
This "blue collar music" is what separates Lee from most other artists. His songs are mostly about working-class concerns, which is why Lee considers himself a working-class musician. He has performed in over half the states in America, while driving all the miles to and from the venues without having a record label, a manager or a booking agent. This explains where his "blue collar" attitude comes from.
"I like to connect with others through music, maybe share a moment while I'm onstage," he says. "In a way, I envy the days of Woody Guthrie, traveling by boxcars, playing for food."
That, my friends, is what you call down-to-earth. Don't think that the self-proclaimed "Gypsy Troubadour" stops there. He has also spent his time and talents for charitable causes. He has performed for benefits such as M.A.D.D., the M.S. Society and The Ramona Cancer Resource Center. His most recent visit was The Heartland Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center in San Diego—he is a very busy man.
From the mid-'90s through today, Lee has released six albums. His latest release, Emancipate, takes you on a journey through his emotions and his thoughts on love. He is one artist that is not afraid to show his humility to others. With an impressive combination of a husky voice and earthy lyrics, it becomes surprisingly easy to relate to what he has to say. Even in the midst of its gloomy mood, Emancipate always offers something enlightening. "Vacant" is an example—a depressing song about lost love. The calm rumbling of the guitars and the husky crooning straps you in for an emotional roller coaster ride, but proves more memorable than fearful. While "Revisited" (a slow ballad that sounds like it could have been a hit during the '50s) may lift your spirits about being in love, things take another twist on "When It's Over."
Judging by his music, it's understandable why some have tagged his live performances (some of which last two to three hours without a pause) "intense and straight from the heart." The music speaks for itself.
Having recorded this album on a 16 track, two-inch analog machine, with zero digital corrections, Post obviously has grass roots at the heart of everything. His old school vibe and process of making music makes his sound authentic—not deceiving by modern technologies. An artist of such talent and love for music comes one in a million
Source: Encore Magazine
Lee Tyler Post will be coming to the Carolina's in August. He will appear at Chasers Beach Club on August 18, 2007. Chasers Beach Club is located at 601 Ocean Drive, Oak Island, North Carolina inbetween Wilmington NC and Myrtle Beach SC. For more info on future events at Chasers please visit them on the web at www.chasersbeachclub.com
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