Featuring Tyrone Cotton Band
& The Other Years
Experience the pre-opening event at Old Forester’s Paristown Hall and celebrate Louisville’s newest live music venue for the culturally curious.
’s earliest musical revelation was listening to the raspy, inspirational voice of his grandfather, the Reverend Cleveland Roosevelt Williams, at his childhood home in Louisville, KY. At a young age, Cotton began playing guitar along to the sounds of popular rock and blues artists. Over time, he was influenced by Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy, and Mississippi John Hurt, who intrigued Tyrone with his “finger pickin’ and soft, wispy voice.”
Inspired by this wide variety of artists, Cotton developed a style of writing that blended soul, folk, blues, jazz, and rock n roll. He has become a staple in the Louisville music scene over the past 30 years, being well recognized for his stirring voice and lyrics. Cotton has toured throughout the United States and Japan, with plans to continue performing in the US this year. He is currently working on a new album with longtime collaborator Ray Rizzo and producer Josh Kaufman, best known for his work with The National, Bob Weir, and Josh Ritter.
The Other Years
are Anna Krippenstapel and Heather Summers — two voices riding a single harmonic laser beam, carrying instruments made of wood and skin and bones. They travel light.
There is something pure and strong and ancient in their voices. It reminds people of Jean Ritchie or Hazel Dickens or Karen Dalton. The Other Years are time-travelers — but not from the past. They come from the future with songs about how we’re all gonna get through these days.