Tyminski (Dan Tyminski) made his solo morning TV debut on ABC’s Good Morning America yesterday with his performance of “Wanted” from his critically acclaimed album Southern Gothic. The 14-time Grammy winner also performed “Temporary Love.”
The release of Southern Gothic led to an immediate reaction from the press and fans alike, garnering impressive remarks from The New York Times, NPR: All Things Considered, Entertainment Weekly and No Depression. Tyminski performed “Southern Gothic” on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The song was also named one of The New York Times’ 54 Best Songs of 2017.
A Rutland, Vermont native, Tyminski co-wrote Southern Gothic with top songwriters including Sarah Buxton (“Stupid Boy”), Josh Kear (“Need You Now”), Cary Barlowe (“American Honey”), Andrew Dorff (“Neon Light”), Amy Wadge (“Thinking Out Loud”) and Southern Gothic producer Jesse Frasure (“Dirt On My Boots”).
Tyminski has always been drawn to Southern singers including Jimmy Martin, Ricky Skaggs and Tony Rice. As a child, he found himself not only mimicking their southern singing voices, but also teaching himself how to play banjo by ear. A 25-year member of Alison Krauss’ Union Station, Tyminski is also the singing voice of George Clooney’s character in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? for which he won two Grammy Awards including Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for the single “I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow” and Album of the Year for the soundtrack which sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
In 2014 after lending his vocals to Avicii’s international pop hit “Hey Brother,” which went #1 in at least 18 countries and has global streams of over 1.1 billion and downloads of 5.3 million, Tyminski began to realize that he could fit outside of his acoustic music box. With Southern Gothic, Tyminski has crafted an American quilt of music that is a melding of genres and in which the symbolism of light and dark seem to always be at odds.