Songs of the Folk - Tyler and Lauren Cason

About The Teacher

Songs Of The Folk is a music duo formed by Tyler and Lauren Cason, based out of Western North Carolina, who perform original music that incorporates folk revival and roots-based elements within an elevated art form that focuses on lyrical content, innovative harmony, and unique instrumental techniques.

The couple met in college while obtaining their Master’s degrees in music. In 2015, the two formed the band, Swamp Rabbit Railroad, playing numerous shows across the Southeast, including the Savannah Folk Music Society, Isis Music Hall in Asheville, WDVX Blue Plate Special in Knoxville, an opening for Gabe Dixon at The Spinning Jenny, and an opening for Davina and the Vagabonds at The Grey Eagle.

In 2017, Swamp Rabbit Railroad released the studio album, Down by the Riverside, a unique collection of spiritual folk songs recorded in a historic church in upstate South Carolina and produced by Nashville artist/producer, Akil Thompson (Little Big Town, Jonny Lang, Kelly Clarkson).  The album is currently available on most major listening platforms.

Lauren and Tyler combine high-level musical training with a natural sense of American roots music, creating a characteristic style that is both sophisticated and authentic, innovative and familiar. Their songs are for and about people in all walks of life, appealing to both the common listener and the connoisseur alike.


Songs of the Folk is currently recording selections of their original songs with producers, Mike Horner and Brett Ensley, to be released Fall 2019.


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