Utah multi-instrumentalist Richard Tyler Epperson, whose Acoustic Indie songwriting will appeal to fans of John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Nick Drake and Kurt Vile, is releasing his new album ‘Hourglass’ on 8th April.
“Listening back to the songs, I started to realize a lot of them had lines or hidden messages about how fast time goes by and about trying to find happiness in the short time we have. Those thoughts inspired the song Hourglass and the name seemed to be fitting for me at this point in my life.”
“Time goes by so fast and we all get caught up in daily life stresses that take us away from our dreams and the things we care about. The more I grow up and the older I get, the more potent that thought gets. If you stop to think about it, the hourglass is always running and it’s important to make sure you’re living life the way you want to be living it.”
Like Always – Music Video
Richard Tyler Epperson is a twenty-nine year old multi-instrumental artist from Salt Lake City, Utah. Richard started playing bass guitar at age twelve with the help of his father and two older brothers. At age fifteen he taught himself to play the piano after receiving a keyboard as a gift. Richard began writing and recording instrumental pieces soon after. He later played in bands throughout his late teens and early twenties as a bass or rhythm guitarist. In his mid twenties, Richard began focusing on his own songwriting and creating his own style.
In 2013, with assistance on drumming and mixing, Epperson wrote, produced, and played all of the instruments on his debut album ‘Falling Between the Stars’. Richard’s music has been described as “reminiscent of classic John Mayer, Bob Marley, Jason Mraz and Bruno Mars” and has been praised for his “strong voice and compelling tension between the acoustic and electronic sounds” in his songs.
Following the release of his debut album Richard played multiple shows across the state of Utah. Richard also performed on local broadcasts on KUTV News and Park City TV, and live acoustically on local radio station KXRK. Richard has just recorded his follow-up album ‘Hourglass’ which will be release 8th April 2014, listen to it below and pre-order on Bandcamp
Hourglass – New Album