In North Central Washington State, Tyson Motsenbocker grew up in the apple orchards and pine forests at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. It’s the pastoral sound of his childhood that has defined the sound of his music, even among the freeways and fast pace of his new Southern California home.
In 2013, after the death of his mother, Motsenbocker walked the six hundred mile stretch of coastline from San Diego to San Francisco in memory of her. In the contrast of loud cars on a dirty highway with the serene beauty of the Pacific Ocean Motsenbocker contracted a new view of life beyond loss, a renegotiated relationship with God and peace inside the turmoil. This walk would become the basis for his debut full length record “Letters to Lost Loves” on Tooth & Nail Records.
Letters to Lost Loves was celebrated by NPR as “Best New Music” – the first track “In Your Name” being featured by Lars Gotrich in “Songs We Love.” Soon afterwards Motsenbocker was offered support tours from Jon Foreman, Sherwood and Yukon Blonde. In the coming two years tour offers from Judah and the Lion, Switchfoot, John Mark McMillan, Dave Barnes and others came in as well. April of 2018 brought a West Coast run of headlining shows, which sold 60 - 250 tickets per night.
In 2019 Motsenbocker finished Someday I'll Make it All Up to You, a Sophomore release, set to release on Tooth and Nail Records in early 2020. Produced by Tyler Chester (Blake Mills, Andrew Bird, Madison Cunningham). Performances by Aaron Redfield (Greyboy Allstars, Prince), Griffin Goldsmith (Dawes), Dan Bailey (Father John Misty), James McAllister (Sufjan Stevens, Jeremy Enigk, Big Red Machine), Madison Cunningham, Sam Weber and Matthew Wright.
5,000 Album Sales
8,800,000 digital streams
75,000 monthly listeners
10,000 Instagram followers
3,600 Twitter followers
4,500 Facebook followers
16k email subscribers
A Kind Invitation EP - November 2017
Almira EP - September 2017
Letters To Lost Loves- March 2016
Rivers & Roads EP - July 2013
Spring 2019- Switchfoot Native Tongue Tour - 42 shows (US & Canada) 1500 - 2.5k tickets/night
Fall 2018 - Bad Christian Roadshow - 8 shows (Southeast & Northeast US) 400 - 650 tickets/night
Fall 2018 - John Mark McMillian Body | Ghost Tour - 17 shows (Midwest, Southeast and Northeast US) 400 - 750 tickets/night
Spring 2018 - Headlining Tour - 13 shows (West Coast) 60 - 250 tickets/night
Spring 2018- Dave Barnes Tour- 4 shows (Texas) 300 - 500 tickets/night
Fall 2017- Judah & The Lion Going To Mars Tour- 25 shows (Midwest, Southeast, & Northeast) 700-1500 tickets/night
Spring 2017 - West Coat Ghost Tour - 8 shows at 150 - 350 tickets with Judah and Lindsay Akers, Kris Orlowski, Zealyn, Matthew Wright. Played Historic locations, Smith Tower Seattle, The Chapel SF. The Madonna Inn SLO, Birds Surf Shed SD. Sponsored by Taylor Stitch, NIKON and ONAbag.
Winter 2017 - Yukon Blonde & the Zolas - 8 shows (Canada) 70 - 250 tickets/night