Country Music People December 2017 - Page 22

Nice to meet y’all... post-country,countrypolitan, and twangcore. That's the official description of where dylan earl is at musically. intrigued? then step on in to a steel guitar-soaked world. My name is Earl Dylan Earl O fficially Dylan Earl is a post-country/ countrypolitan/twangcore songwriter currently based out of Fayetteville, Arkansas but he also puts it simply, “I make songs in the country and western persuasion.” With Dylan earl’s recent release - New Country To Be - looking like it dropped from a record rack of a store long ago shut down by the rise of the iPod, the sound is as delightfully retro as the singer’s moustachioed mug on the LP sleeve and Earl shares his desire to create a period piece. With a laugh he admits, “I’m a vinyl junky. I’m happy that I can go to shows now and leave with vinyl instead of a CD that might slide around my dashboard. It’s a physical artefact rather than a digital representation. “As far as designs go, I think people just realised that perhaps artists had largely already mastered album design concepts and styles. I guess there’s 22 cmp - DECEMBER 2017 just more room to work with on an LP. In all seriousness, though, I’m glad I nailed something. Hopefully the book is better than its cover.” Dylan Earl’s debut EP was released in 2015 and boasted Daniel Romano in the production chair and the Juno-nominated Canadian has become something of a mentor. “My experience with Dan was important and certainly one that I didn’t see coming. My buddy Hayden Johnson (Holly Grove, AR) and I created a sad clown country band called Keyless Gentry to open a show for him at one of our favorite clubs in the great damn state of Arkansas, JR’s Lightbulb Club (RIP); It was a weird night. Anyway, that night I mentioned I was working on some solo stuff and they had me up that coming August to record. I put out Blessing in Disguise, which Dan produced, on his Mosey label in 2015. He was kind enough to have me out for his If I’ve Only One Time Askin’ tour shortly after and I think