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<Biography>

Union Specific is an indie country, rock, synth, electric, folk band from Austin, TX. Does all that really fit together? Singer/songwriter, Tyler Wallace seems to think so. Tyler was born and raised in the tiny West Texas town of Gail. Good luck finding that on a map. He has spent the last decade living and playing music in the city he loves, Austin, TX. That’s a lot of country roots, tangled up with urban living. And, sonically it’s all right there in the music. Steel and acoustic guitar are thrown in the same mix as drum machine and synthesizer with Tyler’s unmistakably broken voice above it all.

 

Union Specific has been making music and touring since 2008. In 2012 the band was given an official SXSW showcase, opening for Ian Moore. In 2014 Union Specific headlined the Lincoln Folk and Roots Festival along with Wild Child, and Austin Lucas. They have also performed regularly at the legendary venue, Codfish Hollow sharing bills with Mark Mulcahy (of Polaris) and The Ghost Wolves. Union Specific has also recorded two sessions for the online streaming site, Daytrotter, as well as Austin’s beloved KUTX, Studio 1A.

 

The band has released two LP’s: Diesel Engines and Kerosene Visions 2013, and Howlin Room 2015. First Burn, Then Change will be released in 2019 and is the first US record to solely feature Tyler’s songwriting.

 
 

<BoomBox SET>

Union Specific's boombox set is a unique experience that combines the intimacy of a solo acoustic show with all the moments present on the album, and all the energy that a full band provides! While making "First Burn, then Change", Tyler had his backing tracks burned to a cassette which he puts into a 1980's Toshiba boombox to sing and play along to. Here's a live vid of how it looks/sounds! 

<BoomBox SET>

Union Specific's boombox set is a unique experience that combines the intimacy of a solo acoustic show with all the moments present on the album, and all the energy that a full band provides! While making "First Burn, then Change", Tyler had his backing tracks burned to a cassette which he puts into a 1980's Toshiba boombox to sing and play along to. Here's a live vid of how it looks/sounds! 

<Videos>

 

"First Burn, Then Change” is a story  of getting better. Overcoming depression, self-actualization, personal growth, and friendship are the main themes that run through this collection of cutting songs. Side A is the “burn” side. Side B is “change."

<MUSIC>

 

<Photos>

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<Perfomance History>

<Artists Supported>

Past Notable Festivals, Showcases, where Union Specific was part of the official lineup.
Past Artists Union Specific has supported, guest performed with or shared bills .

 

- Codfish Hollow Barnstormers, Maquoketa, IA (2014, 2015, 2019)

- Austin Music Foundation SXSW  Showcase, Austin TX (2019)

- O U T L O U D  SXSW Showcase, Austin TX (2019)

- Sowerfest, Lincoln NE (2016)

Lincoln Folk And Roots Festival Lincoln NE (2014, 2015, & 2019)

- The Long Center: Hot Summer Night's Music Series, Austin TX (2015)

Wyandotte Street Affair, Wyandotte MI (2015)

- Daytrotter Live Session, Rock Island IL (2014, 2015)

- 90.5 KUTX Studio 1A live Performance, Austin TX (2015)

- SXSW Official Artist, Austin TX (2011)

- Utopiafest Music Festival, Utopia TX (2011)

 

 

- Mark Mulcahy

- Amanda Shires

- Jack Ingram

- The Ghost Wolves

- Beth Bombara

- The Crane Wives

- Mike and the Moonpies

- The Whiskey Shivers

- Evan Bartels

- Edward David Anderson

- The Gourds

- Kevin Russel of Shinyribs

- Ian Moore

- Joe Ely

- Joe King Carrasco

- Junior Brown

 

 

<Upcoming Shows>

 
 

<Contact>

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Tyler Wallace

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