One Tree Holiday: Tyler Hilton & Kate Voegele – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – December 21st, 2017

One Tree Holiday: Tyler Hilton & Kate Voegele

One Tree Holiday: Tyler Hilton & Kate Voegele

Leslie DiNicola, Corey Balsamo

Thu · December 21, 2017

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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 18, 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 18
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, 2019 from Hilton's label, Hooptie Tune Records.


An opportunity to sing on TV's "One Tree Hill,” a notorious breeding ground for new musical talent, led to a series long run, several appearances on MTV's "TRL" with the cast, and a national tour with Gavin DeGraw and Michelle Branch who also sang on the show. Taylor Swift admitted to being a fan, and asked Tyler to star in her music video "Tear Drops on My Guitar" which became a huge crossover hit. The two appeared together live several times and later Tyler appeared via interactive video on her stadium tour. The independent comedy "Charlie Bartlett" followed with Robert Downey Jr. and Anton Yelchin and where Tyler met his wife, Megan Park, who was also in the film.

Tyler moved to Nashville where he began exploring his family's country roots and made several records with notable producers including Dan Huff, Nathan Chapman, Matt Serletic, and John Alagia. Sadly, non of these records saw the light of day, as staff and roster upheaval plagued Warner Brother Records, and eventually led to Tyler's departure from the label. One of these unreleased songs made their way to Joe Cocker, who recorded it on his final album. Tyler then started his own label, Hooptie Tune Records, and released "Forget the Storm" the following year. It became the first record of Tyler's to gain international success and led to several European tours and a new fervent fan base. His follow up, the mellow folky country album “Indian Summer,” was recorded live in studio with a bluegrass band including his uncle, Tommy Hilton, on guitar. While recording, Tyler landed a role in Halle Berry's "Extant" on CBS and continued to film the show over the course of its two season run, touring and filming the holiday movie “Christmas on the Bayou” with Randy Travis, Ed Asner, and “One Tree Hill” alum, Hilarie Burton, for which he also recorded the single “One Foot in the Bayou”.

Following the end of “Extant,” Tyler worked on a pilot for the ABC sitcom, "The Fluffy Shop" alongside Gabriel Iglesias. Tyler is currently based in Los Angeles, where he’s working on a new album.
Kate Voegele
Kate Voegele
Hailing from a little suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, Kate Voegele first picked up a guitar at age 15. Influenced by the rock and roll history of the city and her father’s songwriting, she began to pen her own songs from the minute she learned to play her first three chords. Voegele embraced this newfound passion, recording her first EP during her freshman year of high school, and soon after landed gigs alongside artists like Counting Crows and John Mayer. Those shows quickly led to attention from labels in New York and LA, and Kate spent the majority of her high school years diving headfirst into a career in music.

After high school, Voegele decided to attend Ohio’s Miami University, where she quickly found new inspiration, and simultaneously found herself uploading song after song to her MySpace page. Kate managed to get the attention of the social network's founder, Tom Anderson, and just a few weeks later, she became MySpace Records’ first signed artist. In spring of 2007 Voegele finished recording her first full-length record with Marshall Altman in LA and decided to swap her text books in for a tour bus and a year full of shows throughout the US.

Over the next couple of years Voegele toured the country playing hundreds of shows. While traveling through LA, Kate auditioned on a whim and would eventually land the role of Mia Catalano on the CW show, “One Tree Hill.” What was supposed to be a two-episode run became a four-season recurrence, and Kate found herself performing eleven of her original songs to millions of viewers over the course of the show. Record sales jumped dramatically after Voegele’s first appearance on the show, and she was subsequently upstreamed to Interscope Records in January of 2008. At this point Kate toured internationally with artists like Natasha Bedingfield and Jordin Sparks. She split her time between the road and the television set, and released a second full-length, “A Fine Mess,” in spring of 2009.

After her first two records sold over 500,000 units, Voegele signed with ATO Records in 2011, releasing "Gravity Happens.” She spent the next two years continuing to tour the US and Europe, writing new songs from airplane window seats and ultimately embarking on a new chapter in her life.

In fall of 2013, Voegele moved her home base from LA to Nashville, getting back to her songwriter roots. Being in Music City has given Kate the opportunity to work with writers like Nathan Chapman and Liz Rose, and open up opportunities to work with the country’s best creative talents. In November ’14 Voegele released the “Wild Card” EP, which debuted in the top 10 on the top pop albums chart on iTunes, and received an average of a 5-star review across all major online distribution outlets.

Kate released her fifth full-length record, “Live In London”, in the fall of 2015. “Live In London” was a released as a thank you to her fans, and included Kate’s cover of “Hallelujah”, as well as “When The Stars Go Blue”, sung as a duet with Tyler Hilton.

Kate’s latest album, “Canyonlands”, was released in the fall of 2016.
Leslie DiNicola
Nationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Leslie DiNicola has a rare gift for the sonic snapshot—through the poetic accessibility of her writing style she captures personal moments with a universal perspective.

“I want to share my experiences in song so that others can see their lives mirrored and pass through the door of whatever is troubling them or holding them back,” the NYC-based artist explains. Each of Leslie’s releases is a photo journal, a collection of “in the moment,” unposed music portraits that reveal the core of herself and her artistry. Her latest, the EP Some Greener Yard, is her most well composed and elegantly revealing body of work.

Leslie has been frequently described as “combining the grittiness of Janis Joplin with the vulnerability of Alison Krauss.” It’s a potent sensibility that has endeared her to critics, fans, other established artists, and industry vets. Things To Do, See & Eat in NYC succinctly enthuses: “This girl is going places.” October Project’s Julie Flanders says: “DiNicola pours her full soul and tremendous heart into songs you will recognize for their mysterious way of telling your secret story with her powerful voice.” Leslie has worked with such respected music biz names as Ron Allaire (Keith Richards, Madonna, David Bowie, Shakira), Julian Coryell (Aimee Mann, Leonard Cohen, Jewel, Alanis Morisette), Erich Gobel (John Mayer, Ray Charles), Mark Schulman (P!nk, Cher, Foreigner), and Ellis Traver (Diane Birch, Fischerspooner, Sean Lennon, and Mark Ronson).

As a live performer, her commanding vocals and smoldering stage presence have enabled her to sell out solo shows and hold her own alongside renowned artists like Howie Day, Tyler Hilton, Jaymay and October Project. Leslie is also a highly in-demand artist singing the “National Anthem” at major league sporting events across the country.

Leslie experienced a creative watershed time period recording her previous EP, Draw Back Your Bow (2011). This was a sophisticated and imaginative covers collection that resonated deeply with the public, and her mesmerizing renditions of Journey’s “Separate Ways” and U2’s “With Or Without You” peaked on the CMJ charts all over the country. Simply put: Studying world-class pop songs helped Leslie become a sharper and more expressive songwriter. 

There is a gracefulness to her latest five-song collection; Some Greener Yard feels quaint, emotionally direct, and hopeful. The elegantly elegiac “Weight” tenderly salutes a deceased friend. The redemptive “It’s Alright” features pastoral folk guitars and subtle gospel-y organs and sends a message of love and warmth to a friend who lost her father. And the euphoric Motown-esque-meets-1980s new wave “Stay” brightens the EP with the uplifting message that people can always fall in love and still feel that childlike wonder of new relationships.

This is Leslie’s second project with Julian Coryell, and he has been an essential artistic ally during this period of her career. “Julian doesn’t allow anything between me and the songs except the truth,” she explains. The two are currently working on their third project together, crafting a slew of boldly creative tracks to be released as standalone singles.

“When I look back at the work I’ve done, it’s like going through scrapbooks,” Leslie says thoughtfully. “Each song is like a photograph of the person I was in a particular moment. It tells a story that my soul needed to tell. I hope these songs comfort people and give them an inherent sense of hope against life’s sorrow because that’s why I listen to music. And that’s why I write music.”
Corey Balsamo
After leaving his last band, the Long Island native singer-songwriter began focusing on a path towards a solo career. A path that would land him the honor of touring nationally, with acclaimed recognition and radio airplay for his 2009 release, "September". After several grueling years of touring, Balsamo went back into the studio in late 2013 with songwriter / producer Zach Berkman ("A Drop In The Ocean", Ron Pope), and the result what a fresh, mature volume of songs titled "In The Middle Of Everything" (released Octover 28th, 2014) which debuted at #2 on iTunes' "Singer-Songwriter" and "Best Sellers" charts. His upbeat, melodic tone and "old soul" lyricism mesh together in a form untouched by many songwriters of today and yesteryear.
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