“Mature and Masterful.” — Pat Moran, Creative Loafing
“These are songs the listener will find themselves compelled to turn to again and again for the reassurance of the vocals, the talent of the instrumentation and because the album is just that good.” — Jennifer Harp, No Depression
“Time Sawyer have back country American dust layered finely in their songs. The folk rock the band delivers has an easy Americana texture, influenced by peers from Poco through The Jayhawks and beyond.” — The Alternate Root
Time Sawyer is interested in “real people and real songs” and that’s just what the listener finds in their music – a sense of realness. Time Sawyer blends a grassroots feel with heart-felt lyrics to put on an entertaining show. From introspective ballads to high-energy crowd-pleasers, Time Sawyer’s songs land in that rootsy sweet spot where folk, alt-country, and rock gather for a good time.
The folk rock band’s name reflects the pull between the past and the future. The character Tom Sawyer evokes the rural background and love of home that lead vocalist/guitarist Sam Tayloe and vocalist/banjo player Houston Norris, share. Time is a muse for songwriting; it’s the thread that runs through life, bringing new experiences and giving us a sense of urgency, while still connecting us with our past.