August 5, 2017 Doors: 9:00PM
Show: 10:00 pm
Tickets: $8 Advance | $10 Day of Show
Taylor Phelan is a songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist and indie-rock artist. Phelan was raised within a tight-knit musical family in his home state of Texas and began to play guitar and write his own songs at 16, cutting his teeth at coffee shops. He started his professional career as the founder and frontman for the Chicago-based alternative band, The Canes. In 2014, Phelan was a favorite contestant on the seventh season of NBC’s hit reality series, The Voice, an experience that revealed his tremendous talent as a solo artist. In 2015, shortly after signing with the indie label, Native Nine Records, Phelan gravitated back to his southern roots and teamed up with Nashville-based producer Joshua D Niles to work on his first collection of solo material. Now touring the country with a powerhouse backing band, his debut EP will be released in Summer 2017.
Affectionately referred to as a “jamming band of high schoolers pumping out 80’s hits,” and “teen sensations” by Mobile’s Lagniappe Magazine, Stereo Dogs is an emerging rock band with incredible talent. These 17-year-old musicians are dedicated to providing an intense and enjoyable rock and roll experience to their fans as they play originals and covers to rave reviews. Their momentum as a band accelerated in 2015 with the release of their first CD (self-titled “Stereo Dogs”), and their spin on classic rock always stops viewers in their tracks!
The band was founded in 2012, but came to fulfillment with its current members in August of 2013. At that time all of the members were 13-years old and they started playing at regional venues on a regular basis. With an interest in traditional classic rock the band’s love of 60’s, 70’s and 80’s music spills into their originals, which tend to make transitions from explosive old school rock to a series of funky cut-time rhythmic phrases.
The music of Ryan Keller is a result of many years of writing, performing, learning, and living, which quite transparently shows throughout the music. There simply isn’t a single theme to span across the diversity of the style and emotion.
With that said, the music of Ryan Keller, by all of its definitions, is an original blend of sounds and movements. Sometimes featuring catchy rhythms and jazz chords, sometimes original rock and roll structures, and other times smooth, sustained sounds and ambient beats, always bringing forth challenging and relevant lyrics.