Tyler Hilton – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – February 25th, 2019

Tyler Hilton

Tyler Hilton

Emma Charles, Kicking Sunrise

Monday February 25, 2019

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

GA $15 | Premier $20 | Premier Plus $20

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service

• VIP M&G upgrade also available here

Tyler Hilton
Tyler Hilton
A musician and actor, Tyler Hilton has accomplished a lot in his career so far. As a teenager, he released two Top 40 singles. He starred alongside Taylor Swift in her video for "Teardrops on my Guitar." He played the role of one of his musical idols, Elvis Presley, in the Oscar-winning Johnny Cash biopic 'Walk the Line,' and co-starred with Robert Downey Jr. in the acclaimed indie film 'Charlie Bartlett.' He may be most known for his musical role on the show 'One Tree Hill,' which earned him a devoted fan base around the world.

His new album 'City On Fire,' out January 18th 2019, comes from a much more personal place for the California native, who grew up in a family of musicians and songwriters and spent much of his childhood performing and jamming alongside of them. Steeped in country, blues, folk and rock traditions, the album captures the loose, organic musical style that runs in Hilton’s blood.

Hilton remembers trying to explain that style to producers in Nashville as a young songwriter. "I’d play them my favorite records; Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Townes Van Zandt, Weezer’s ‘Pinkerton,’" he says. “I’d just get blank stares like, ‘So...are you rock, pop, blues, country...?’ And the answer was always, ‘Yes, all that.’”

It may not have been the easy answer they were looking for, but as Hilton explains, “there’s a common denominator in all of that music to me. Maybe it’s a feeling of adventure, or rebellion, or just hearing real people,” he says. “Whatever it is, that’s what my feelings sound like, and that’s what the music that comes out of me sounds like.”

Hilton recorded the album both in California with bandmate and childhood family friend, Jaco Caraco, as well as in Tennessee with his former roommate and another longtime collaborator, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum. Hilton and Caraco had started recording what was supposed to be a side project for film and TV soundtracks in their spare time. Hilton was on hiatus from filming a pilot for CMT, and Caraco was on break from touring in Miley Cyrus’ band. It was during this time that Kelley called Hilton about working together as well. "I knew this was rare, to have both of my favorite collaborators available at the same time. It just hit me, this is way more than a side project."
That collaborative spirit is in Hilton’s songwriting DNA. He’s written with Taylor Swift and Michelle Branch, co-wrote on Joe Cocker’s final studio album and is currently in the studio working on new music with Billy Ray Cyrus.

For Hilton’s new album, the title track and first single, "City On Fire," was written around the 2016 election, a period where Hilton found himself listening to a lot of traditional folk songs and western movie scores. "It was strange and comforting to listen to that music during a time of so much change. Everything seemed to be changing," he recalls. "And then a good friend of mine from high school passed away, and all of my friends came together. I sang some songs, we cried, but mostly we were just left numb and blinking. A lot happened really fast."

"'City On Fire' came out of me really quickly," he explains. "It was kind of like a dream I should have had, but instead the images came out as a song, a fully formed murder ballad. It was eerie, but I think it painted the picture just right. It really felt like the city was on fire and a lot was being lost very quickly."

The accompanying music video was directed by Hilton's wife, Megan Park, who is most recognizable for her work as an actress ('Secret Life of the American Teenager,' 'Central Intelligence') but has recently made waves directing music videos for Billie Eilish, Alina Baraz, Blackbear, and Gucci Mane. For the video, Park teamed with production company PRETTYBIRD, the studio behind videos for Beyonce’s “Lemonade” and Rihanna's “We Found Love," and choreographer Andrew Winghart (‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ Lorde's 'Melodrama' tour, Kahlid's 2018 tour).
Tyler will showcase the new music from his album, “City On Fire,” on a February and March tour of the U.S.

'City On Fire' will be released on January 18th, 2019 from Hilton's label, Hooptie Tune Records.
Emma Charles
Emma Charles
Emma has been an involved and enthusiastic musician since the age of 2. She used to dance around the kitchen singing songs to The Sound of Music, and sooner or later she started to become more serious about her passion. At the age of 5 she was in her first musical, and ever since then she has been inspired to create, perform and interpret all different kinds of music, sounds, and styles. She has taken classical piano training for 10 years and jazz improvisation and contemporary piano lessons for 5 years. She considers herself to be fluent on the piano as she is with her voice. She has taken voice lessons since the age of 6 and considers herself to be classically trained, yet also able to sing pop, R&B, jazz, and rock. She currently has an EP out on SoundCloud, posts covers on YouTube and studies performance and songwriting at the prestigious Berklee College of Music.
Kicking Sunrise
Kicking Sunrise
Formed in 2013, Kicking Sunrise began their career after posting a cover of Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” on YouTube. The video garnered more than 30,000 views within the first month, and ultimately led to the forming of the band.

Comprised of Joe Murphy (vocals, rhythm guitar), Ryan Hornibrook (bass, vocals), Mark Altamuro (drums), and Matt Bosco (lead guitar), Kicking Sunrise released their first single, “Here’s to the Sunrise”, in 2015. The song caught the attention of CBS3 Philadelphia, quickly leading to the group becoming their “house band”, and the station adopting the song as the theme song for their morning show, “CBS3 Mornings”. The band spent the next two years working on building themselves as artists, songwriters, and performers, playing shows that were a mix of both cover and original music, up and down the east coast.

The band released their latest EP, “When It’s Right”, in the winter of 2018. Since its release, Kicking Sunrise has played several all-original shows in the NJ/PA/NY area, including a stint opening up for multi-platinum recording artist, O-Town, as well as an invitation to perform at the famous Whiskey Jam in Nashville, TN.

Their latest single, “Right One, Wrong Time”, is currently available on all streaming platforms.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
https://jamminjava.com/