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Sunday, May 27 • 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Tyler Stenson
Award-Winning "Elegant Folk"

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • Biography Born in Lander, WY and raised in Oregon, Tyler Stenson (30) is a bold singer/songwriter that draws profound influence from his roots in the humble West. His music is tightly crafted and reminiscent of a pining Western poet; straightforward yet elegant at its core. As front man and songwriter for his former bands Lander and Rhetoric Tuesday, Stenson played the Northwest college circuit throughout the early 2000s but soon put band-oriented rock-n-roll to rest and tackled the burgeoning Portland scene as a solo artist where he was twice-named the “Songwriter of the Year” by the Portland Songwriters Association in 2007 and 2008, the “Best Male Artist” at the 2011 Portland Music Awards and has recently opened for famed rocker, Chris Isaak, at the Oregon Zoo. Stenson has learned one thing through his decade of experiences and performances at the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles: lyric is King. Stenson’s music is just that – words paired with notes that sum up the human existence and endlessly inspire his train of followers that find a piece of themselves in the sincerity of his words.