Tyler Millard Album Release Party
Oak Ridge-based artist, Tyler Millard, is set to release his first solo album, “UnderBite,” on October 27, 2023. To celebrate his ten-track debut as a singer/song-writer, Millard will be hosting two album release shows. The first of these will be on November 2 at Amos’s South End in Charlotte, and the second will be on November 4 at Reynolds Place Theater in Winston-Salem, NC. All proceeds from the shows will go to benefit their respective cities’ Down Syndrome Associations.
To date, Millard has released five singles from “UnderBite,” giving his fans a good look at where the album will sit in today’s ever-changing genre landscape. The music, on the whole, is decidedly less bluesy than his previous releases with The Tyler Millard Band, and can probably best be described as indie-folk. Fans of the Ghosts of Liberty will be happy to hear that many of the tracks feature vocals from Millard’s wife and Ghosts co-founder, Emma Lee.
The songs that are featured on “UnderBite” were written over an eight-year period, and Millard only got serious about putting this collection of songs into an album when he was approached by producer Mike Davidson of Plaid Dog Studios. Plaid Dog has a very creative business model, in which they walk the artist through the running of a successful crowd-funding campaign, and the artist, in return, agrees to use Plaid Dog Studios as their primary recording facility. Millard ended up raising enough money to cover the expenses of the entire album, and in February of 2022, flew to Waltham, Massachusetts, demos in hand to begin tracking what would become “UnderBite.”
When it came to planning album release shows, Millard knew that he wanted the proceeds to go to a cause that was important to him, and the choice was obvious. Tyler and Emma have a nephew with Down Syndrome, and so they know how valuable a great support system can be to families that have children with Down Syndrome. So, all ticket sales from the Charlotte show will go to the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte, and sales from the Winston-Salem Show will go to the Down Syndrome Association of Winston-Salem.
“UnderBite” will be available on all streaming platforms on October 27, 2023. For tickets to the album release shows, use the links below or visit www.tylermillard.com.