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2017 International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist
2017 International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist

I just received word that I’m officially a 2017 International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist for my song Say No More—which represents

February 17, 2018
Jon Cyr
Best Laid Plans Cover by Jon Cyr

And I’ll say it again: Nothing is more flattering than someone covering your original song. This time it’s Jon Cyr

February 9, 2018
Budapest cover song
Budapest Cover Song

With NAMM Show in full swing, I am reminded of my Budapest cover song, performed live from the NAMM Foundation

January 28, 2018
Tyler Stenson songwriting in Sedona
Songwriting in Sedona

Last winter, I was set to fly to New York City to record a Coffee House Live session at SiriusXM

January 27, 2018
Tyler Stenson Acoustic Christmas EP
Acoustic Christmas – Holiday Songs Like You’ve Never Heard

Every year, people ask me to record an acoustic Christmas album. While I have not been able to get into

December 3, 2017
Middle Daughter by Tyler Stenson
A Song for Middle Daughters

In 2009, I penned a line in As the Crow Flies that said, “from where I stand, my home is

November 28, 2017
Little Light by Tyler Stenson
Little Light Now Available for Download

After seven years in the shadows, I am ready to put Little Light into the world. It’s time. You see,

November 12, 2017
The Nest by Tyler Stenson
Behind the Songs: The Nest

As the third track on New Northbound, The Nest is a simple song about support systems. Well, technically, it’s about

November 5, 2017
Behind the Songs: Tyler Stenson Discussing "How Bright"
Behind the Songs: How Bright

Do you believe in love at first sight? Up until October 2nd, 2010, I’m not sure what I believed. But

September 19, 2017
Behind the Songs: Tyler Stenson Discussing "Good Comet"
Behind the Songs: Good Comet

Every once in a while it comes around: I record a new album and the “Behind the Songs” series resurfaces.

September 19, 2017
This Too Shall Pass cover song
This Too Shall Pass Cover Song

It’s true what they say: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. To clarify, nobody is trying to imitate me.

July 15, 2017
Tyler Stenson ELI Spoken Word Event
ELI Spoken Word Event

With 36 years of life and 17 years of music under my belt, it’s refreshing to say that I tried

June 16, 2017
Tyler Stenson Tiny Desk Contest entry
My Tiny Desk Contest Entry

Having heard whispers for months and hollers for weeks (from fans), I finally entered the NPR Tiny Desk Contest in

January 30, 2017
Tyler Stenson Kickstarter Thank You
First New Northbound Single Debut

Ready to Hear Your First Full Song From the Album? I promised those who donated $100+ that I would post

January 13, 2017
Silent Night acoustic cover by Tyler Stenson
My Silent Night Acoustic Cover

A couple years ago, I visited a recording studio to track a few acoustic Christmas songs live. It was a

December 5, 2016
Tyler Stenson New Northbound
New Northbound Album Preview

IT’S FINALLY HERE! The result of a successful Kickstarter​ campaign in August and damn hard work across the fall, I

December 1, 2016
Maggie May cover song by Tyler Stenson
Maggie May Cover Song

Now that my SiriusXM Coffee House Live session is on the airwaves, I have received several requests for a video

December 1, 2016
Screwtape Halloween song
Halloween Song

Just weeks before the inevitable bombardment of Christmas songs, I wanted to present to you this most unique Halloween song.

October 31, 2016
Tyler Stenson New Northbound
New Album Title Announced

It’s true: Best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Although I set out (with the best of intentions)

October 7, 2016
Tyler Stenson - The Nest
NEW SONG: Preview of “The Nest”

As I’ve been creating this new album, I’ve taken the time to roughly record the tracks, so that I can

September 15, 2016
How Bright by Tyler Stenson
NEW SONG: How Bright [Live for Kickstarter]

Now that we’re past the half-way hump and nearing the 70th percentile of my Kickstarter campaign, I wanted to post

August 19, 2016
Steady As I Go by Tyler Stenson
NEW SONG: Steady As I Go

In preparation for my new album (that I hope to record with a successful Kickstarter campaign), I have been recording

August 11, 2016
Counting Crows Tribute show
NEW VIDEO: Full Counting Crows Tribute Show

                        After months of great perspiration and anticipation, you

July 23, 2016
Mr Jones cover by Tyler Stenson
NEW VIDEO: Mr Jones Cover

It has been many months since the band and I took stage to pay tribute to Counting Crows (my favorite

July 21, 2016
tyler stenson songs from the source on prp
Podcast: Songs from the Source

Rob Rainwater recently invited me in the Portland Radio Project studios to be on his show, Songs from the Source.

May 4, 2016
Tyler Stenson as the Crow Flies lyric video
As the Crow Flies Lyric Video

Perhaps one of my favorite songs I’ve ever had the chance to pen, As the Crow Flies is a love

April 22, 2016
Tyler Stenson That Moon music video
That Moon Music Video

Five years ago, I found myself in a dark forest, filming a mini That Moon music video for my EPK.

March 4, 2016
Tyler Stenson SiriusXM Coffee House Live
SiriusXM Coffee House Live (Full Audio Set)

THE WAIT IS OVER. If you missed my SiriusXM “The Coffee House Live” session (because you don’t have a SiriusXM

February 27, 2016
SiriusXM Coffee House Live
SiriusXM Coffee House Live Teaser

In August of 2015, I was invited into a Time Square recording studio to perform a few songs for SiriusXM

February 22, 2016
Tyler Stenson at NAMM
Counting Crows Cover at NAMM

Exhale. I just spent the last few days walking the floors of The NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA and while

January 26, 2016
Tyler Stenson plays Counting Crows cover at
Round Here Live on

Bright and early on this morning, I made my way to the studios in Portland to talk about my

January 15, 2016
Counting Crows Tribute Concert
Counting Crows Tribute Concert

I’ve been playing my songs for a LONG time so, in an effort to do something different in the New

December 22, 2015
Tyler Stenson in The Garden NYC
3 Songs in The Garden NYC

If I were to have written a career bucket list in the beginning, I’m not sure I would have even

December 18, 2015
Tyler Stenson Christmas Music
Acoustic Christmas Songs

Tis the season to start compiling your holiday playlists … so did you know I have recorded several acoustic Christmas

December 10, 2015
Tyler Stenson - Say No More single
New Say No More Single Now on iTunes

HEAR YE, HEAR YE! It has been a while since I last released new music into the world so I’m

August 18, 2015
Tyler Stenson on Portland Radio Project PRP
PRP Drop-In Session (Part I)

I recently had the pleasure of “dropping in” to the Portland Radio Project studios to talk with Steven Shomler about

August 5, 2015
New Single Available Now

What an exciting day. I am pleased to announce the release of my brand new single, Say No More, my

August 4, 2015
Tyler Stenson - Say No More single
One Week til NEW Single Release

Next Tuesday (8/4), I will be releasing a brand new single, Say No More. As my first release in quite

July 28, 2015
Drained World Pilot
Drained World Pilot Episode

Last fall, I was approached by Z Team Films to write a song for the opening scene of their upcoming

July 15, 2015
Tyler Stenson busker
Busker on the Bridge

This last weekend, I was hired to play an evil part in a master plan. A former stranger named Roy

June 15, 2015
International Songwriting Competition
ISC Music Video Finalist

Last month, I announced that my music video for “This Too Shall Pass” had been selected as a Semi-Finalist in

March 26, 2015
Tyler Stenson ISC Finalist
ISC 2014 Semi-Finalists Announced

Every year, I optimistically enter the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) and never advance beyond my initial application. This year, they

March 5, 2015
One Week til The Old Church

In just one week, I’ll be performing with my full band at a beautiful new venue in SW Portland —

November 7, 2014
Tyler Stenson - Screwtape
New Screwtape Song on iTunes

When I moved to Nashville, in October of 2009, I was immediately greeted by a number of signs that not-so-subtly

October 31, 2014
As the Crow Flies Cover Song

In 2009, I embarked on a 6-week tour that spanned the West Coast and then, for personal pleasure, I went

October 23, 2014
NEW VIDEO: Explode

Because I’ve recently revealed a number of new songs (via video), I thought it would be cool to do a

October 14, 2014
NEW VIDEO: How Bright

A big thing just happened in this big crazy Guitar Center songwriter contest — we just cleared 30,000 points! As

September 29, 2014
NEW VIDEO: Say No More

I’m excited (and humbled) to announce that we just surpassed 20,000 points in the Guitar Center Songwriter contest (more than

September 18, 2014
That I'll Know You (LIVE)

In a small moment of victory, I finally got around to tracking down video from one of the more special

September 2, 2014
They're Dancing to the Music

As a songwriter, the absolute most rewarding experience is watching my original music make its way into the lives and

August 2, 2014
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