An Evening of Acoustic Music with The Talbott Brothers
With special guest Evan Bartels
Tickets $8ADV / $10DOS
For The Talbott Brothers, the past few years have brought about a vast amount of change and growth, both musically and as individuals, striving to find their own way through life's sometimes rocky landscapes. It comes as no surprise that the better part of their career has been spent traveling the once unfamiliar highways in search of purpose and what it really means to pursue your passion.
Their sophomore album, 'Places,' focuses on the lighter side of the journey, in comparison to the raw, acoustic-driven sound of their previous album,' The Road.' Offering catchy melodies and rhythmic writing, songs like 'Running Man' and 'Hold On' lend hand to heart-warming and eerie harmonies only close siblings could share. For Nick and Tyler, the album title isn't about physically going somewhere, but rather a metaphor for the different places one goes within relationships, beliefs and ultimately yourself.
"It's not easy to go below the surface and become vulnerable in front of others, but for us that's been the best way to truly connect with another person whether you're on stage, in line at the grocery store or on the phone with a friend," says Tyler. "There's a depth you can't be afraid to go to, otherwise that relationship might not ever reach its full potential," he continues, "and that's the direction are songwriting is headed."
There is resolution in "Love the Ride' as their voices strengthen, affirming the decision that seems at once to tear them apart inside and give them hope. In a way, it's as though they sing tearfully and consolingly to a lover: I'm sorry, baby, but this is what I was meant for. "'Love the Ride' means a lot to us because it's about finding joy and contentment in the journey, not the destination," Nick states. "It's about having to give up the things we want in order to carry out something greater than ourselves. That includes having to be away from our families and friends and also the sacrifices they make as well," he adds.
"We felt a certain entitlement when we first started out, and realized that we were trying to make others see things a certain way. It wasn't until we looked inward, and realized all the places we hadn't gone yet within ourselves, that we needed to make a change," Tyler admitted.
The freeing feeling portrays the dedication the brothers have to taking their craft on the road in hopes of reaching people by reaching inside of themselves. While 'Places' is The Talbott Brothers' most recent songwriting, it's also a glimpse of what's to come.