Jason Tyler Burton
Jason Tyler Burton is a soul searching adventurer who writes songs about the journey. Originally from Kentucky, he now lives at the base of the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming. His brand of Americana music is heart felt, reflecting a search for meaning and home, with a voice and lyrics that invite you to lean in a little, and really listen. His 3rd full length album, Lost Behind the Ranges, will be released April 21, 2017.
"His vocals are just gravelly and serious enough to feel like he’s telling a story you just need to hear. He’s the kind of songwriter that makes you feel glad to be a folk music fan – and the scary thing is he seems to be getting better and better." Greg Jones, Ear to the Ground Music
""A Garden Grows" is maybe the best new song I have heard all year. [Headwaters] is among my top handful of CDs released this year." - Larry Hillberg, KVMR, California
”Burton wrote the 12 songs that comprise the new record while living a nomadic existence in the American West. The results are quite impressive. You won’t find a clunker on this delightful platter, but pay close attention to standouts like “A Garden Grows,” “The Waltz,” the title track, “Silver Linings,” “The Wanderer” and “Thicker Than Water.” This is pretty inspiring stuff.” - Jeffrey Sisk, Pittsburgh in Tune
“Jason Tyler Burton’s “Headwaters” is simply one of the most fully realized albums to come out of Southern Utah. Track after track you forget you’re listening to a “local album” because it sounds just like something you might find on Sub Pop’s roster.” – Brian Passey, St. George Spectrum and St. George Magazine.
"you can let the album run over and over again without getting tired of it." - Dagmar Brudnitzki, Fatea Magazine, UK
"Right away from the first second Jason begins to sing there is some familiar and extremely likeable in his voice. Vocals that are reminiscent of David Gray in inflection and tone, with a small dose of Damien Rice." - Redline Roots
“Something hidden. Go and find it. Go and look behind the Ranges--
Something lost behind the Ranges. Lost and waiting for you. Go!” - Rudyard Kipling (The Explorer, 1898)
Presenting: Jason Tyler Burton - Lost Behind the Ranges
Singer/songwriter Jason Tyler Burton’s songs come from the fight between the two halves of his creative life: the musician who wants to be bouncing around the country from gig to gig, and the guy with a full-time job and a mortgage who loves to climb in the mountains as much as he loves to play music.
His new album, Lost Behind the Ranges, out April 21, 2017, straddles both those worlds. After his last album, Headwaters, Burton felt the romance of the life of a traveling musician beginning to lose its magic for him. He wrote the songs on Lost Behind the Ranges as he began to transition from wandering the West to finding a home in Wyoming, and the songs on the album reflect that journey.
Burton wrote most of the songs on the new album while working as a seasonal park ranger in Zion and Sequoia national parks, and recorded them in Pinedale, Wyoming, at the base of the Wind River Range, where he’s settled for now.
“It’s a whole album of relationship songs,” he says. “Relationships with family, country, significant others, the road, the wilderness.”
The title for Lost Behind the Ranges comes from a line in a Rudyard Kipling poem, “The Explorer,” and which Burton says captures his belief that people need to explore and get lost in wild lands. Burton believes the album represents a new creative tangent for him musically, with drums and electric guitars on all eleven tracks (ten original compositions and one cover).
Listeners will find contemplative passages, imagery of the struggle between the road and home, and plenty of spots to drum their fingers on the steering wheel while listening. Burton is joined by fellow Pinedale musicians Ryan Ptasnik, Terry Hill, and Michelle Humber, with additional playing provided by Aaron Davis, Kaitlyn Raitz, and Dave Tate.
The album is available digitally on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon (and others) and in a limited-edition, 100-CD release with artwork by Nikki Frumkin. 100% of profits from those CD sales as well as $1.00 of every digital album sold will be donated to the Outdoor Alliance and other nonprofits that support public lands.
Brendan Leonard (www.semi-rad.com)
Recorded by Jason Tyler Burton and Ryan Ptasnik, Pinedale, WY
Mixed by Dave Tate and Red Earth Recording Studios, Springdale UT
Mastered by Tom Nunes, Salem OR
21 April 2017