Eileen Schmitz - Port Angeles, WA
I first started listening to Lee Tyler Post after my husband Jace died and it was really complicated for me emotionally to see this strong, sensitive man wearing a black hat sing beautiful songs of love and life and passion; it just made me miss Jace so terribly. Yet, inside the music of Lee Tyler Post are journeys; not an imagined journey of love or loss or miles traveled.
The music itself reaches into my soul with its depth and vibration, and the lyrics, which I am compelled to listen to repeatedly, those amazing lyrics help me sort out long forgotten or unresolved feelings - like what it was like to travel far away from home for the first time, what it was like to realize that real love had finally entered my life, and what it was like to lose a best friend.
On stage Lee Tyler Post has tremendous depth and seems to understand the mind-heart connection. And then when he gets off the stage he's this upbeat fellow that is really uplifting and fun. Plus I think his wife is amazing in her steadfastness of love.
The Maverick: Melanie in Charlotte, NC
Every once in a while a singer-songwriter comes along who transcends categorization. With a song catalog that is an alchemical blending of Southern rock, blues guitar, folk, and new country, Lee Tyler Post is that kind of musician. Lee has a voice that plucks soul-strings inside the listener. His music is potent, tactile, soothing and alarming all at once and his lyrics are unapologetically honest. While singing about life's lost and life found emotions, Lee captures the attention of his listeners by reminding them of the important things in life, like aching beauty, kindness, and spirituality.
On the surface his simple style--a man with a guitar (and maybe a harmonica or tambourine)--appears benign, and inviting, and it is. But peel the shrink wrap from one of his albums and give it a listen; you will discover that there is a deeper undercurrent, like a heartbeat, to his music that informs the listener that this man is not ashamed to admit that has seen a lot of joy and sorrow in this life. His music is clear, honest, and unabashedly human. Lee Tyler Post is a maverick--a changeling--a magician. Check him out! He is AMAZING live.
In The Presence of Greatness: Janna Audey from Alexandria, VA
Last night I was in the presence of an angel, and it just brings my heart overwhelming emotion even as I write this, and tap back into the memory that is still lingering in my mind. The musician's name....Lee Tyler Post.
Feeling stagnant in my own creativity, well, I am once again inspired on more levels than I care to bore you with right now. But, let's just say there is a box of Kleenex to the left of my mouse...The sound, the color, the soul, the pictures, the depth that this guy delivers with each note, strum, lyric...is truly beyond belief.
Being entertained by a full-time, touring musician is such a blessing. It's not an easy life, but it is a gifted one. And I feel that much better to have been witness to it.
I believe in magic: Andrea Reese - Singer/Songwriter - Winston Salem, NC
The magic that starts when an ordinary moment turns into and extraordinary experience. That's what happened this past Saturday night at Bistro 150 in Oak Ridge when I stepped on stage with Lee Tyler Post to sing a backup vocal or two. What started with some simple harmonies culminated in a powerful finale, "Freedom, I'm leaving it all up to you." I haven't experienced anything that powerful in a long, long time - it left me truly sorry the evening was over.
I love performing, and I've been doing it solo for over 10 years, but there's nothing that compares to the energy created when two or more people find that groove. Symbiosis!! I'd say, "heavy, man!" but I've been flying high ever since. So, image my delight when Lee asked me to back him up whenever he's in this part of the world. How cool is that!
If you're reading this and live within driving distance of Greensboro/Winston-Salem (or you just need to take a roadtrip to catch a worthwile performance), consider coming out to Bistro 150 to catch one of Lee's performances. He's one of the most amazing songwriter/performers you'll ever have the opportunity to see and hear. You will not leave unmoved.
Marija - Alberta, CA
Lee has that natural ability to take us to a drive into the mountains, a thought about a loved one, a memory buried. Lee, James and I LOVE your music, REALLY love it. Thank you so much for singing truthfully, soulfully.
Donnie Young of band "Muddbone" in Muscle Shoals Alabama
Lee is one of the best song writers I have ever heard. I rank his heart felt and moving songs at the top with "heart of Gold" and "Needle and the Damage done." Amazing talent. Rare in this day and age of cookie cutter music.
Lila - Port Angeles, WA
Go and see this guy! Awesome performance tonight at Dungeness Wine and Cheese in Sequim, where he is now playing regularly. He's been at Juan de Fuca Festival (seen him twice there, bought 2 cds). Amazing voice and guitar. Songs from the heart for the soul.
Laurie in New York City
I saw IAC artist Lee Tyler Post perform on WED In Greenwich Village! Wow!!! I always loved this mans voice and his songwriting. He seriously "brings it" in his live performance. A true professional, and contributes something special to the art of music. If anyone has a chance to catch one of his shows while he's on tour this fall, you should not miss the chance!
Muddy Creek Cafe Owner - Winston Salem, NC
Come hear this incredibly soulful singer with a phenomenal voice! As one person said, "I think that's the best voice I've ever heard."
Brian in Denver, CO
Great songs, Great guy. I had the privilege to play on an open stage with Lee in Nashville years ago. His song "Coffee and Wine" blew me away. Dim lights, sweat rolling off his face from the stage lights, his booming voice nearly blowing us off the stage. Just him and his acoustic guitar. That song has been one of my favorites and always will be. If I could sing like him, maybe a couple of my songs would be out here. And to top it all off, Lee is a great guy!
So many of those folks were so down hearted and discouraged because the 'few powers that be in Nashville' had been rejecting them over and over. I think they started to lose sight of the talent they really possess. It's great to see you on a much bigger stage Lee! Thanks for the powerful memory.