Ain’t None Watered Down


Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown backstory

Nashville-based blues brothers Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown have been belting out their unique brand of blues rock since 2009.

And with a new record in the can, it’s time to welcome back one of the most energetic and exciting live acts on the planet.

Catch TB&TSD on stage and it’s little wonder AC/DC, Guns N Roses, Aerosmith and ZZ Top have all booked the quartet as a party-starting support.

But it isn’t all about the show.

Successive album releases for Spinefarm offshoot Snakefarm have seen TB&TSD build a rock solid back catalogue of fist-pumping anthems.

Taking the lead from 2017’s self-titled boomer, the band followed up with the terrific Truth And Lies (2019) before truly hitting their stride on 2020’s Pressure.

Fusing dirty blues with outlaw country and swaggering bar room rock and roll, TB&TSD drop latest long player Shake The Roots next month.

In Tyler Bryant’s own words

“When Caleb [Crosby, drums], Graham [Whitford, guitar] and I started talking about what we wanted to do next, we kept kicking around the idea of getting back to our initial roots as a band. 

“So much of that was steeped in low down blues and rock and roll. 

“One morning I was kicking around a little song idea with my wife and Ain’t None Watered Down was born. 

“Everything fell into place so naturally. 

“Once the Shakedown got hold of it, it served as a road map of sorts for the new album.”

The verdict on Ain’t None Watered Down

Stripped back and stunning in its simplicity, Ain’t None Watered Down is refreshingly neat.

Main man Bryant works his sleazy Dobro a treat.

And there’s a deliciously dark honky tonk vibe driving a sure-fire Shakedown hit.

TB&TSD might have built their reputation on stadium-sized anthems.

But Ain’t None Watered Down belongs in a Deep South dive bar.

It’s a back-to-basics, back-to-the-future slow burner rippling with brooding intent.

And TB&TSD’s new single serves as a timely reminder that Bryant needs little more than six strings and a few words of wisdom.

Best enjoyed with a shot of Jack by the fireside, Ain’t None Watered Down needs no mixer.

This is raw blues rock like it was always meant to be.

What’s next for Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

Shake The Roots’ album release show takes place at The Basement East, Nashville on September 10.

UK fans can hear the new record a day earlier.

Look out for live shows later this year.

Photo credit: Robby Klein