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NASHVILLE, Tenn - Breakout, Americana jam band indie recording artist Ty Stonehawker (Stonehouse Entertainment), recognized for his eclectic recordings, abstract lyrics, truthful, autobiographical storylines and colorful, energetic live performances, has announced the scheduled release of his new single, "Take Me To The Water." The original tune, written by Stonehawker alongside Mark "Mooka" Rennick (Tom Waits/Journey/Ufo/Bob Dylan/Gavin Bryars/Billy Prine) who also produced the track, is the second in Stonehawker's 2024 Waterfall series and will be available Friday, April 5, 2024, via all major digital retail and streaming outlets. (The presale/pre-save event begins March 22, 2024. Digital retail and streaming services by Ed Gertler/Digital Retail Services.)

A contemporary and revolutionary self-love, heartland rock anthem that beams with joyful noise and boasts confidence, the "Take Me To The Water" storyline lends a refreshing perspective on a relationship that encourages a counterpart to feel good in their skin and to love his/herself for their own purpose rather than their partner's. The grainy opening riff commands attention and sets the pace for the driving bass-line and gospel background vocals, to create a praising feel-good, spiritual exhilaration.

"The rhythm of the song comes from 'Chain Gang,' introduced the Portland, Oregon-based singer/songwriter Stonehawker. "It's a feel-good song about looking inside yourself and loving yourself--a baptismal anthem with a Tom Petty vibe."

The track follows the successful momentum of Stonehawker's latest single titled "Please! Please! Please!" (January 26, 2024) which has garnered more than 121,000 Spotify streams to date, and arrives as a second introduction to his CD, GAMBLIN' MAN, slated for release in mid-July.


Song Title: "Take Me To The Water"

Written by Ty Stonehawker

Produced by Mark "Mooka" Rennick

Distribution by Ed Gertler/Digital Retail Services

Run Time: 3:23

Release Date: April 5, 2024

Pre-Sale/Pre-Save Event: March 22, 2024



Ty Stonehawker's music is a vibrant tapestry of his personal experiences. From a groupie that followed jam bands in a 1978 lime green Volkswagen Microbus to becoming a popular radio personality (known as "Stoney" on 95.3 KPND) and sitting behind bars in a jail cell, his life is as diverse as his music.

With a past that's both dark and fanciful, Ty's journey from turmoil to transformation has deeply influenced his musical artistry and affinity for the abstract. Drawing inspiration from an eclectic range of artists, he channels the psychedelic vibe of The Grateful Dead, the insightful lyrics of Bob Dylan, the energetic performances of Pearl Jam, the soulful melodies of Blind Melon, the classic sounds of Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Sturgill Simpson, Billy Strings, and his personal favorite, Phish. Ty's deep admiration for songwriters like Ingrid Michaelson and Jack Johnson is evident in his lyrical craftsmanship.

Ty's life, mirroring his music, is a rich narrative of adventure, reflection, and the transformative magic of music, proving that. a checkered past can lead to a luminous future.

Ty (aka Stoney Holiday and, more recently, Ty Holiday) caters to a wide range of genres (funk, reggae, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, folk, country, jazz, blues, and Bluegrass). He has recorded and released various recordings throughout his career. Changing directions, heading toward a more purposeful and personal path, he recently recorded a six-song CD, titles GAMBLIN' MAN which is scheduled for a mid-July Release.


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