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Bittersweet Parade

by Tyler Stenson

Elegant Folk; a collection of stripped folk productions that deliver a breathtaking blow by way of heart, grit and the remarkable storytelling of a true American songwriter. Refreshingly reminiscent of the authentic 1970s singer/songwriter greats.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Welcome the Change
4:22 $0.99
2. The Road
4:15 $0.99
3. I Get No Sleep
5:55 $0.99
4. Great Man's Funeral
4:03 $0.99
5. You Already Know
4:55 $0.99
6. As the Crow Flies
4:30 $0.99
7. Push That River
2:42 $0.99
8. Explode
4:29 $0.99
9. Blush
4:19 $0.99
10. Fight til Dying Day
3:47 $0.99
11. Wyoming
5:15 $0.99
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Album Notes
From start to finish, Bittersweet Parade is bursting evidence of Tyler Stenson’s unique ability to craft elegant songs with unparalleled heart and authenticity. Recorded at 8 Ball Studio in Portland, OR, the Elegant Folk album is a storyteller’s journey in a fittingly stripped down format. Autobiographical at its core, Stenson self-produced this celebration of life and the dynamics that accompany the human existence. Chalk full of gripping lyrics, poignant vocals and unforgettable acoustic melodies, the minimalist approach showcases Stenson as an genuine solo artist in an age of typical over-production and studio glitz.

Inspired by a Cormac McCarthy novel, "The Road" is a sparkling lullaby that praises the hand of a past lover while "Great Man’s Funeral" pays a sweet homage to db clay, a once great wallet company that Stenson and his brother started in Portland years ago at the Saturday Market. Concluding the Bittersweet Parade is a majestic song called "Wyoming" – a tribute to Stenson’s place of birth and a scenic anthem that has been recognized by the Governor of Wyoming as a candidate for this year’s Governor’s Art Award.

No matter your mood, no matter your disposition, Bittersweet Parade is a universal record for all humans alike. From the first lyric to the trailing notes, this is an album for the ages and evidence that true artists still exist.



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Dennis O

Great Music
This is the first time I have listened to Tyler and what an outstanding piece of work. This is a great CD from "welcome the change" to the final song "Wyoming". Give a listen to "the road". The lyrics are suburb as well as the music and the production. Better than anything on the radio. Thank you Tyler for some great music.


This is a great album
All of Tyler's music is great, but this album is hands-down his best comprehensive work to date. It is not always easy to find an album that you can play start to finish without skipping a song, but this is one of them. My personal faves are 'The Road', ' I Get No Sleep', 'You Already Know', 'As the Crow Flies', and 'Wyoming' but all of the songs are sooo good. If you are a lyrics person, this is an album for you- Tyler is an amazing songwriter.


Best New Music I've Heard in Years!
This is the first cd of Tyler Stenson's that I have owned, and I absolutely love it. I think this is the best new music I have heard in years!! His lyrics are so moving, you can feel the emotion in his voice and you can tell these songs came from the heart. "I Get No Sleep" is my favorite, followed closely by "Great Mans Funeral" and "The Road". All three songs brought tears to my eyes the first time I heard them, the beautiful music and Tylers well thought out and meaningful lyrics make for an amazing story that is told through his songs. I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about this album, its soooooo good. If you like Ben Harper you will LOVE this album. Definitely better than anything on the radio right now.

Natalie Ann VanDehey

Peace & Harmony
Tyler Stenson is wise beyond his years. His Lyrics explode with true depth. I'm somehow able to feel sad & happy all at the same time (often brought to tears). SIMPLY said Bittersweet Parade is REAL and filled with LOVE. I couldn't again live without Tyler Stenson!!!!!!!!


A wonderful song writer and musician. He writes touching lyrics and knows how to connect with his audience. I'd put him up there with Bob Dylan, Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz. He is at the top of my list.

Danny F

Once again...
One thing I've always loved about Tyler's music, aside from its overall quality, is its ability to simply make you happy. It's one thing to write and perform a song that sounds great, but a song steps up a few levels when it invokes some sort of actual emotion and (yes I'll admit) makes your eyes a little watery. Fortunately for Tyler, he is able to do both.

Bittersweet Parade, I think more so than any of his previous albums, only strengthens my point above. He has once again successfully combined a catchy rock/twangy sound with lyrics about his life that make you want to follow along to hear the story he's telling.

Buy this album to listen to at work, in the car, on the couch, at a party or even to put in your iPod at the gym. Once again...great work Tyler. Keep doing what you do!


You NEED to own this ablum
Tyler Stenson is back with, no doubt, one of the best albums of 2010. With his always emotion inducing lyrics at their finest to go along with stellar arrangements and musicianship, Tyler has put together a complete work of art with "Bittersweet Parade". Some standout tracks: an ode to the company that his brother created and both put blood, sweat and tears into in 'Great Man's Funeral', a stirring tribute to his birthplace in 'Wyoming', an homage to the feelings of insomnia in 'I Get No Sleep', and my personal favorite 'Explode'. If you enjoy great folk/Americana music that reminds you of a time when music made you feel something, you NEED to buy this album.