Tyler Stafford, Jan. 17–20
Named “Reno’s Best Songwriter 2013? Tyler Stafford has quickly become a staple in the Northern Nevada music scene. A homegrown talent, the 30 year old has played some of the biggest stages that Reno has to offer and has cultivated a loyal following that can’t get enough of his dynamic performances. His songs often draw comparisons to songwriters such as John Mayer and Paul Simon delivered with a candor and immediacy reminiscent of John Lennon.
His 2011 debut album “On a String” is a collection of songs that offers itself as an outward expression of an internal struggle to cope with and question the reasoning behind lost love, deception, seclusion, death, arrogance, ignorance, hope, and spirituality. It is an album that takes you on a journey through the pain and pulls you out on the other side leaving you with the sensation that everything will work out as it’s supposed to in the end.