Tylor & The Train Robbers

 

Tylor & The Train Robbers debut album "Gravel" is a perfect blend of gritty americana and outlaw honky tonk. This album has been described as honest, inviting and quintessentially western (Micheal Deeds - Idaho Statesman). Released in May of 2017, "Gravel" is a compilation of 10 original songs written by lead singer Tylor Ketchum. Tylor describes this album as a collection of songs written through some of his best and worst life experiences over the years. 

Born and raised in Helix, Oregon, singer/songwriter Tylor Ketchum started playing music at an early age. Fueled by musical influences within his family, he formed The Bushman Brothers Band with his younger siblings and began performing at local venues and events. Determined to further his career, Tylor left home and headed to Idaho in search of a broader music scene. 

While establishing himself as a solo performer and becoming immersed in the Idaho music community, he decided to form the band that has evolved into Tylor and the Train Robbers. The name inspired by his late relative, the infamous, train-robbing, Black Jack Ketchum. 

Tylor carefully selected musicians he knew would help him achieve the sound he was looking for. He called on his younger brother, Jason Bushman to join him in Idaho and continue their musical journey together. With Jason playing bass and singing backup vocals they created a core molded around sibling harmony. Helping hold down the rhythm fort is their dynamic drummer, Flip Perkins. Rounding out the band’s sound is Johnny “Shoes” Pisano who brings his signature tele tone to the stage. 

With this strong line up in place, Tylor & the Train Robbers have created a unique blend of gritty americana and outlaw honky tonk that has struck a chord within Northwest music scene. In their time playing together they have been fortunate enough to share the stage with many of Tylor’s favorite bands and heroes such as; Micky & the Motorcars, Chris Knight, Ray Wylie Hubbard, American Aquarium, Jeff Crosby & the Refugees, Dale Watson, Shinyribs and many more.

 

 
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Gravel

by Tylor & The Train Robbers