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Full album Open Book Available on Bandcamp!

Full album Open Book Available on Bandcamp!

Download the complete album \”Open Book\” on Bandcamp!

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Download the complete album \”Open Book\” on Bandcamp!

“Open Book” is now available at good old fashion record stores!

The acclaimed Album “Open Book,” by Tyagaraja is available the old fashion way…

Made the best sellers list at Cactus Records in Houston

http://www.cactusmusictx.com/

Soundwaves in Houston

http://soundwaves.com/a/Music/tabid/57/Default.aspx

and Waterloo Records in Austin

http://www.waterloorecords.com/

Send your support and love our way…

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Tyagaraja featured in Paste Magazine Bonnaroo slideshow

Bonnaroo 2010 Photos Ft. Jay-Z, Flaming Lips, Stevie Wonder, Conan O’Brien, Many More by Paste Magazine, 1000 Words

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June 15, 2010 – Photos taken by Mark C. AustinAmber Roussel and Jason Goode at Bonnaroo 2010

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Review of Album Release Performance on Examiner.com

TYAGARAJA: “You Feel Every Heart Beating, Take Your Last Step” by Rhonda Meredith, Houston Concert Photography Examiner

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June 10, 2010 – “You Feel Every Heart Beating, Take Your Last Step” From the new CD “Open Book” by TYAGARAJA

Late last Saturday afternoon at the Free Press Summer Fest’s Dos Equis Stage, somewhere in between the hours of 4 – 5pm, something pretty cool was going on…

The musicians and crew from Tyagaraja were setting flowers and plants around the stage, lighting incense sticks that were put into those same pots (the fragrance filled the air), organic lollipops were being passed around and even fruit was given to the audience…Rose petals were gently tossed out and beautiful, rich draperies were being placed in front of the stage.

But it wasn’t a stage anymore. No. When Tyagaraja came out to perform, the platform became a home of sorts and rather than just an audience, we became guests…

And what a glorious host Tyagaraja was. Aside from the tangible treats, our host gave us so much more. We were given an experience in music that had so much passion and depth that if you just let go and trusted in the music – you were richly rewarded. A reward that only a bond in music can create…

“The purpose of this music is for some sort of awakening to happen in the heart of the listener. Within the lyrics of the songs there is always a message. The verses are the question and the chorus is the answer.” - TYAGARAJA

Take a listen to Tyagaraja’s just released CD “Open Book” right HERE and see what I mean. But you should experience a live performance as well. The next show in Houston will be Saturday, June 19th at 3pm, at Cactus Music. It’s a free show. In the meantime, there is a video below!

Keep up with Tyagaraja through his website, or the band’s Myspace, Facebook or Youtube.

Tyagaraja is led by namesake Tyagaraja Welch (guitar, vocals). Many performers make up the actual musical act though: Keegan Daleo (guitar), David Garcia (drums), Aaron Hermes (sitar), Jeremy Nuncio (piano, keyboards, organ), Alaap Parikh (tabla), Mike Poulos (bass) Hillary Sloan (violin) and Michael Don Welch (guitar, vocals).

The Loop Scoop becomes a new Tyagaraja fan

Free Press Summer Fest 2010: Something to Call Our Own by Paul, The Loop Scoop

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June 8, 2010 – …Fortunately for our group, Tyagaraja took the stage immediately for the following set. I was informed early and often that we needed to stick around for the man swathed in bright orange fabric. I’m an easy sell and the performance reinforced all the accolades, putting yet another Houston band on my radar. With a sitar on stage and lyrics that dive beneath fathoms of cliched rhymes, Tyagaraja blew through their album release performance and garnered at least one more fan.

As the crowds started to gather on the slope facing the main stage, claiming beach toweled territory like conquistadors, you start to realize that it’s pretty easy to be a fan of the Houston “underdogs” like Sideshow Tramps and Tyagaraja. Knowing that these bands, given a little bit of luck and exposure that all groups need, could easily be usurping the national acts is even more comforting, even if that means you might have to sacrifice a better spot on the lawn…