“These are songs the listener will find themselves compelled to turn to again and again for the assurance of the vocals, the talent of the instrumentation and because the album is just that good.”— Jennifer Harp, No Depression
Receiving national recognition from Huffington Post and No Depression magazine, Time Sawyer combines the folk-soul of the Avett Bros with their country and bluegrass roots for an energetic and engaging live show experience.
Time Sawyer is interested in “real people and real songs” and that’s just what the listener finds in their music – a sense of realness. Time Sawyer blends a grassroots feel with heartfelt lyrics to put on an entertaining show. From introspective ballads to high-energy crowd-pleasers, Time Sawyer’s songs land in that rootsy sweet spot where folk, alt-country, and rock gather for a good time.
The folk rock band’s name reflects the pull between the past and the future. The character Tom Sawyer evokes the rural background and love of home that lead vocalist/guitarist Sam Tayloe and vocalist/banjo player Houston Norris, share. Time is a muse for songwriting; it’s the thread that runs through life, bringing new experiences and giving us a sense of urgency, while still connecting us with our past.
Today, Time Sawyer is Sam Tayloe and Houston Norris, who are joined by some of the region’s most talented instrumentalists, allowing the band the flexibility to perform as an acoustic duo, a six-piece band, or anything in between.