The Talbott Brothers are an Americana Folk/Rock band based in Portland, Oregon. Nick and
Tyler form an alternative sound that balances sibling-blood-harmonies with their instrumental
ensemble of guitars, mandolin, harmonicas and percussion. Their entertaining effect on stage is
embraced by multiple generations, as they are known for charming and energetic performances
that blend singer-songwriter styles with folk, rock and pop.
In a cold, snow-covered winter back in 2012, The Talbott Brothers found themselves half a
country away from home with nothing but a couple guitars, an old beat-up kick drum and an
electric piano with some broken keys. Playing to rooms of 5 people and living out of a 4-door
Chevy Impala hadn’t been their idea of a successful first tour. But hearing the inspiring stories of
those they met each night and watching the sunrise over the vehicle dashboard each morning
was just what the small town Nebraska boys needed to press on and be reminded of a bigger
purpose. Amidst the Leaving Home tour, a 27 show run from Omaha to New York City, The
Talbott Brothers found inspiration for what would become their debut album the following year;
After a successful crowd-funded Kickstarter campaign funded their studio time to create The
Road, Nick and Tyler took their new music across America both as the duo and with their band,
spending over 150 days per year traveling city to city. Only this time, they’d graduated from an
Impala to a van they found on Craigslist in St. Louis named Goldie. With over 400 shows under
their belts and enough songs for a new record, The Talbott Brothers headed to Omaha, NE in
2015 to record their sophomore album, Places.
2017 marks the release of The Talbott Brothers’ third full-length studio album – Gray (February
10, 2017). Honest, organic and vulnerable, the album is driven by warm, melodic vocals, diverse
instrumentation and authentic storytelling. With the album’s release, the brothers experienced
more deeply what it means to submerse themselves in their songwriting, spending four months
off the road in their new home base of Portland, Oregon.
“We weren’t just road dogs anymore,” Tyler said. “For the last 3 years we’ve been out playing
music for new friends and listeners across the country. But, while we were writing Gray, we
were learning how to take it slow again. Maybe we just needed a lesson in being human.”
“I think most times we wish our circumstances were more black and white, or that the answers
seemed easy and clear. It’s often in the gray area where we face the greatest trials, and come
out better refined on the other side. There’s so much you can miss out on when you get caught
up in the grind and routine of things.” Nick stated.