At the core of Tin Cup Gypsy you’ll find a fusion of acoustic Folk, Rock, Jazz, and Bluegrass with earthy lyrics and rich melodies that captures the essence of their Roots-rock genre. By featuring a variety of instruments such as Mandolin, Violin, Concertina, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Bass, and three-part Harmonies, the group’s unique blend attracts a diverse group of listeners.
This grass-roots band weaves a fresh sound with the classic groundbreaking styles of The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor, Nickel Creek, and rocker diva Bonnie Raitt. Collectively they have worked as musicians for multi-platinum recording artists as Sara Evans, Maroon 5, Josh Turner, Lorrie Morgan, Steve Holy, and Katy Armiger.
In addition to their live performances, Jonathan, Jordan, and Cassandra Lawson and Tyler Oban have appeared on several national programs including; The Martha Stewart Show, The View, Good Morning America, Today, CMT's Cross-Country, Grand Ole Opry Live, and Jimmy Kimmel Live and have also played key roles in music videos for Bon Jovi, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Blake Shelton, James Otto, Josh Turner, Montgomery Gentry, Craig Morgan, Danielle Peck, and Lane Turner. Accomplished as they may be, live performance lies at the heart of their resume' and the four wayfaring musicians bring in a new level of talent with an undeniable magnetic presence.
Celtic Radio Review:
Take a little bluegrass, a little jazz, a little folk, and a little pop. Throw it all together, mix it up with trio harmonies and you’ll find yourself in the arms of Tin Cup Gypsy. Originally from Arizona, Jordan, Cassandra, Jonathan, and their drummer Tyler have relocated to Nashville to produce a sound reminiscent of Little Big Town. Opening in 2010 for country artist Sara Evans and more recently for Celtic vocalist Orla Fallon, Tin Cup Gypsy has been winning the hearts of music lovers across the country. Calico, their latest album, showcases a multitude of instruments (from guitar to mandolin to violin) in songs which touch the heart and set the feet to tapping. Each seems to be inspired by a slightly different musical style, making Calico a unique album that will have something for everyone.
“Headlight in the Sky” sets the tone from the beginning with tight vocals, an upbeat tempo, and quick fiddling. “She Just Is” and “Jack and Jill” continue the trend with fun lyrics and bouncy beats. To balance it all out, Tin Cup Gypsy provides beautiful ballads sure to please the ear in “To The Sea” and “Bury Me.” Not to miss is the gorgeous mandolin highlighting “To the Sea.” “Wildfire” adds a tribal feel, while Cassandra’s vocals in “Secret” suggest a flirty 1920’s cabaret. Altogether, Calico’s 10 tracks add up to an album of soothing melodies and dance-worthy tunes that you won’t want to miss!
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