Posted on July 19, 2023


8 Track Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of the new Dan Tyminski record “God Fearing Heathen”.

Leading a brand-new version of The Dan Tyminski Band, the 14X Grammy® award winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will soon release, “God Fearing Heathen”, his first bluegrass album in 15 years. Marking not only his first bluegrass album in more than a decade, but also his first album of self-penned bluegrass songs, and the first time he’s taken the reins as producer, the project is a milestone along a journey filled with points of interest.

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“I decided it might be time to try writing some bluegrass songs for myself for this project,” said Dan Tyminski.“I think this is my best take on modern bluegrass music yet. I’m as excited about playing as I’ve ever been. I like to say that this record was ‘band produced’ – my band joined me in the studio and they tour with me as well.”

Adding fresh vitality to his modern traditional sound complete with hot picking, soulful dynamics and the full bodied vocal fans around the world love, the album’s 10 tracks feature boundless acoustic energy. It’s his first self-produced project with help from multi-Grammy® award winning sought after engineer Neal Cappellino at Nashville’s Doghouse studio.

Tyminski’s deeply personal lyrics explore not just the timeless tenets of bluegrass, but also his views on modern themes like self-reflection, human brotherhood, a life nourished by music and even PTSD.

The narrative standout “Silence In The Brandy” is a prime example of the latter, detailing the struggle of a lone soldier before PTSD was understood, and highlighting the “blue” in bluegrass with a classic, harmony-laced sound. Others like “Never Comin’ Home” lament a love that’s gone for good, while “Never Met a Stranger” embraces friends we’ve yet to meet, bringing listeners in with a playful banjo and warm vocal harmony. “Goat” salutes the back-porch heroes of American roots music, while “Ode to Jimmy” tributes a towering (if unpredictable) bluegrass icon – the great Jimmy Martin. He lays his soul bare with the titular "God Fearing Heathen,” reconciling his own inner contrasts with deep, abiding compassion. And with a new version of “Hey Brother,” he nurtures that same compassion in all of us – this time presenting the tune the way he first heard it in his head.

Throughout his 30+ year career, Dan Tyminski has left his mark in every corner of modern music. Tyminski’s voice famously accompanies George Clooney’s performance of the Stanley Brother’s Classic song, “I’m A Man of Constant Sorrow,” in the film, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou and his vocal collaboration with Swedish DJ Avicii on the song “Hey, Brother” was a global smash, having been streamed over 1 billion times to date.

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