Mostly MN Music with Tyler McAninch – theme of colors

Again back in the studio at WMCN 91.7fm today for a great show. The theme was colors; thanks to those who sent us requests! And we had a special guest, Tyler McAninch. Tyler recently released his debut album, The Glue that Held Us Together. It is a beautiful folk album about loss and resilience. Tyler started it many years ago when, in her early 20s, he lost his mother to a long bout of cancer and his brother soon after to an overdose.

He came back to the music  at the same time he was diagnosed with cancer himself. He is battling his second round of cancer now, but looking great and strong. He worked with Matt Patrick on the album; their last recoding was the day before surgery for Tyler. He said that as the world happened around him he was driven to complete the album as a legacy to his wife, to his father and to friends and family. The album is heavy and generous.  We learned so much about Tyler and life during the chat.

And then we played a lot of music we loved. Heather created the playlist so it was a fun treat of dance beats for me! You can listen to the playlist on Spotify or check it out below.

Artist Song Release Label
Chastity Brown Golden
Ditchbird Bright Side Real Enough for You Now Ditchbird
The Cactus Blossoms No More Crying the Blues You’re Dreaming Walkie Talkie Records
Nur-D Black Kid White Town (feat. Brandon Pulphus) 38th Vinyl City Records
Brother Ali Before They Called You White All the Beauty In This Whole Life Rhymesayers
Gully Boys Violet Violet – Single Gully Boys
Al Church Turquoise Sun Next Summer Al Church
Low White Horses Hey What Sub Pop Records
Mayda Rubies Tusks In Furs Mayda
Mae Simpson stuck behind the blues
Charlie Parr Over the Red Cedar Stumpjumper Red House Records
Porcupine Out of the Blue Carrier Wave DC-Jam Records
Thomas Abban Odyssey Blues No.1 The Spiritualizer Thomas Abban
Molly Maher Pale Face River Follow Real Phonic Records
Halloween, Alaska White Car Le Centre Halloween, Alaska
Solid Gold Neon Rose Bodies of Water Solid Gold
Haley Bonar Green Eyed Boy Big Star Afternoon Records
Red Daughters Black Ice Dealer 836138 Records DK
The Federales Blues, Bourbon and Burritos Blues, Bourbon & Burritos The Federales
Jillian Rae White Walls I Can’t Be the One You Want Me to Be theDIYteam
Mother Banjo Green Jacket The Sad and Found So Low Recordings
Tyler McAninch Better Devils The Glue That Held Us Together 1893236 Records DK
Tyler McAninch The Yellow Finch The Glue That Held Us Together 1893236 Records DK
Tyler McAninch Better Devils The Glue That Held Us Together 1893236 Records DK

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