Download the complete album \”Open Book\” on Bandcamp!
Performances and Tours
Tours For USA scheduled for Summer 2011 (Dates TBA)
Tours in India scheduled for Nov/Dec 2011 (Dates TBA)
Summer Fest by Free Press Houston Eleanor Tinsley Park June 4th and 5th
May 8th Houston International Festival, date, time and stage TBA
March 5th Voices Breaking Boundaries Annual Fundraiser
February 19th Private Performance in LA California
Jan 30th Voices Breaking Boundaries “What’s Color Got to Do with It.”
Performing a song and Classical Indian Dance and engaging discussion about Interracial Relationships.
Canned Acoustic December 16th 6pm-?
Accepting Donations for Houston Food Bank
Austin Album Release Weekend
@Momo\’s Jan 7th (Full Length Album Release Show)
618 West 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
@End of an Ear Records Jan 8th (short set in-store performance)
6:00 pm Free!
2209 South First Street
Austin TX 78704
Tyagaraja will be performing 90 minutes of material at the Momo’s show. His band will perform songs form the album Open Book, as well as new unreleased material. Many surprises are in store, discounted merch, free food, it’s going to be a night to remember.
Austin Album Release Performance will also feature:
The acclaimed Album “Open Book,” by Tyagaraja is available the old fashion way…
Made the best sellers list at Cactus Records in Houston
Soundwaves in Houston
and Waterloo Records in Austin
Send your support and love our way…
The list of stores will increase check back in through the email list for updates.
TYAGARAJA: “You Feel Every Heart Beating, Take Your Last Step” by Rhonda Meredith, Houston Concert Photography Examiner
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).