First Fleet Concerts Presents
Ben Rector: The Walking In Between Tour
504 E. Locust St,
Des Moines, IA, 50309
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Ben Rector has a theory: The beauty of life is in the ordinary moments. On his new album, The Walking in Between (August 20, 2013), he sets those ordinary moments to some extraordinary music. Over the course of the thirteen tracks on The Walking in Between, Rector reflects on life's simple pleasures, offers a fresh view on matters of the heart, examines the pursuit of material wealth, and recognizes the importance of the subtle struggles and modest victories of everyday living. Produced by Jamie Kenney, Charlie Peacock and Rector himself, The Walking in Between is the first release on Rector's own label, Aptly Named Recordings. The new set follows his previous two successful independent releases, 2010's Into the Morning and 2011's Something Like This, which together have sold over 70,000 copies independently. Both albums were iTunes leaders, with Something Like This reaching No. 1 on the digital retailer's Singer/Songwriter Albums chart. Tracks from both albums appeared in multiple television shows, including One Tree Hill, Castle, The Neighbors, SportsCenter and Pretty Little Liars. Having toured consistently since his junior year at the University of Arkansas, the young artist has spent the past six years building an impressive fan-base that enables him to routinely sell-out clubs and theatres nationally.
Tyrone Wells is 6 foot 4. He's bald because he's never really liked his hair, so he just shaves it right off. He's a white guy (a surprising fact to many). He has four older sisters. He originally hails from Washington State. His dad taught him how to yodel. He wanted to be a pro athlete, but wasn't even close to having what it takes. He picked up an acoustic guitar and fell in love. He's writing this bio. He's referring to himself in the third person. He believes Jesus is for real. He loves being a husband and a father. He's really normal and totally un-amazing. He tours quite a bit. He's trying to find some sort of balance in this crazy busy world. He's thinking about going back to a good old-fashioned flip phone. He's never written a "hit" song, but some people really like them anyways. He hopes you are "some people." He thinks maybe some day he will write a hit song, but he acknowledges that he also thought he would be a pro athlete. He likes to think that he sings from his soul. He is super stoked that you're checking him out right now. Thanks for reading & listening. Peace.
A couple stat lines that my managers think might impress you:
-Over 50 placements in film/tv including "American Idol," "Grey's Anatomy," "Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Something Borrowed," "Vampire Diaries," "One Tree Hill," "Private Practice," and more.
-Where We Meet (2012): #1 iTunes Singer Songwriter album and Top Ten iTunes overall
-This Love (2012): #2 iTunes Singer Songwriter album
-Metal & Wood (2010): #1 iTunes Singer Songwriter album
-Released two major label albums with Universal Republic Records