MARSHMELLOW OVERCOAT - "CLASSIC ROCK FOR TODAY"
In 2008, singer and songwriter Tyler Calkins set out to create a sound reflecting the songwriting techniques of the sixties and seventies, while also utilizing modern and contemporary rock aspects. Over the years since, Tyler's unique rhythm guitar, piano, harmonica and vocals have made him one of the most sought-after performers in the Southern Tier. Having achieved his Masters degree in Performance from Pennsylvania State University as well as a PhD in Music Education at age 30, Tyler's knowledge in music, songwriting and performance is growing each day. Backed by his band, Marshmellow Overcoat, Tyler has five albums under his belt (in addition to solo and side projects) including a new Self-Titled LP, Marshmellow Overcoat, released in January of 2017.
*The name "Marshmellow Overcoat" is from "The Last Waltz," a film documenting the final performance from "The Band." During the movie, Richard Manuel, lead singer and pianist for The Band mentions that Marshmellow Overcoat was a possible name early on for the group. Therefore, the name Marshmellow Overcoat was chosen in tribute to The Band. MMOC's first blog goes into more detail about it.
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