William Tyler at Polaris Hall – Tickets – Polaris Hall – Portland, OR – May 15th, 2019

William Tyler at Polaris Hall

LA-via-Nashville songwriter/guitarist/soundscapist with evocative and lush new LP, 'Goes West'

William Tyler at Polaris Hall

Dolphin Midwives

Wed, May 15, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$16 ADV / $18 DOS

This event is 21 and over

General Admission & Fully Seated

William Tyler
William Tyler
With his new full-length Goes West just two days away from release, William Tyler has shared the first proper music video from the album. “Fail Safe” was shot last month in California farm country by filmmaker Elise Tyler, William’s sister and frequent collaborator, and captures the guitarist and composer as he performs for a growing crowd of line dancers at a local roadhouse, shuffling and waltzing in harmony.

Here’s Elise Tyler on directing William and the music video’s setting:

"Three years ago, William was preparing for the release of Modern Country , and I was preparing to move from Nashville to Los Angeles. He accompanied me on my cross-country drive to relocate, and we filmed what would become the video for “Highway Anxiety” while driving across Kansas plains, Colorado mountains, Utah and California deserts. During that trip, we began dreaming up the next video—song to be determined—full of line dancers dancing to William’s music. Little did we know that it would take years for this idea to come to fruition.

In those years, William also moved to Los Angeles, and both of us discovered Bakersfield, where we filmed “Fail Safe.” I joked to him that when I’m homesick for Nashville, I can just drive to Bakersfield. The country music legacy that is alive in this oil town is like stepping into a Nashville honky-tonk or Texas roadhouse. Goes West may mark William’s transition from America’s South to West, but his native roots are alive and well. The visuals for this video are just that as well—here we are in California, but each scene is down home and seemingly Southern—from the line dancing to the semi truck to the landscapes to the lite beer to the “Stone Fox” shoutout at the end. It could have been shot in Nashville, but I’m thankful that the magic of Bakersfield brought this to life. This video is a like a letter sent back home, letting everyone know that we haven’t forgotten where we came from."
Dolphin Midwives
Dolphin Midwives
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