Tyson Motsenbocker is a songwriter and guitarist living in San Diego, California. After the release of two EP’s Until it Lands and Rivers and Roads Tyson defined himself as a mature lyricist and accomplished songwriter, sharing the stage with the likes of David Bazan, Vance Joy and James Bay.
In 2013, after the death of his mother and hero, Tyson walked the six hundred mile stretch of coastline to San Francisco in memory of her. In the contrast of loud cars on a dirty highway with the serene beauty of the Pacific Ocean, Tyson contracted a new view of life beyond loss, a renegotiated relationship with God and peace inside the turmoil. This walk would become the basis for his debut full length record available now on Tooth & Nail Records. Tyson has two recent EPs and a number of singles which were released in 2017 and 2018.
In this episode, Branden and Tyson talk about growing up in Pullman, Washington together, what it means to experience grief, and the process of writing his debut record.
This episode originally aired in May of 2016.