TINNAROSE – SXSW 2017 Top 20


TINNAROSE (Austin, TX) channel the past to create perfect fresh folk/rock tunes punctuated with masterful vocals peppered with vibrato.

Bio: When Austin’s Tinnarose formed in 2014, they weren’t fully prepared for the hype they would generate. Built around the core of songwriter/vocalist Devon McDermott, guitarist/songwriter Morris Ramos, bassist Drew Schlegel, and guitarist/vocalist Seth Sherman the band’s 2015 self-titled debut quickly gained accolades for it’s balance between indie rock structures and mid 70s songwriting chops.

The band was annointed the inaugural Artist Of The Month by local tastemaker station KUTX, and “One To Watch” in Austin Monthly Magazine’s annual music issue of the best new Austin artists. They also garnered rave reviews and airplay around the U.S.: PopMatters compared them to Fairport Convention, Paul Simon and T. Rex, calling their record a “singer-songwriter showcase of the highest order,” while American Standard Time referenced Harry Nilsson and Steely Dan (among others), and dubbed their sound “freaky, good folk.”

With so much for a new band to live up to, and pressures to tour more often, quit day jobs, sacrifice family time and record a follow up, the band began to fracture. Sherman eventually needed to leave the group. (continued)

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