Tar & Flowers
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Tar & Flowers

Chatsworth, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Chatsworth, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Americana Folk




"Tar & Flowers "Indian Summer""

"A debut record from the greener, non-plastic reaches of greater Los Angeles. Principally it’s the musical labours of Taylor Hungerford, assisted by French born sidekick Wolf Kroeger. Between them, they’ve cooked up something quite noteworthy. 9/10" - Americana UK

"Review: Tar & Flowers – Indian Summer"

"On his first proper release, Indian Summer, Hungerford shows tremendous promise as a musician and songwriter." - The Indy Review

"Meet Taylor Hungerford of Tar & Flowers in Sherman Oaks"

Today we’d like to introduce you to Taylor Hungerford. - Voyage LA Magazine

"Essential 8: Tar & Flowers"

Interview with The Daily Country - The Daily Country

"Tar & Flowers: “Indian Summer” (2018) CD Review"

"Their music is basically in the folk and country realm, but sometimes with a haunting, ethereal and timeless quality that nevertheless works to make the listener feel better about life, because it immediately lifts us from the quagmire, from the chaos, and in effect obliterates ugliness." - Michael Doherty's Music Log

"NEW MUSIC: Tar & Flowers – Ten Ton Heart"

"Ten Ton Heart by Tar & Flowers out of Chatsworth, California has a wanderlust beat and folk country melodies. I thought of Beachwood Sparks, The Band and even Kris Kristofferson." - American Pancake

"New Music Tar & Flowers - Ten Ton Heart"

"It’s laid back, evocative, blending acoustic and electric instrumentation. Plenty of strum and twang behind the strong storytelling." - Post To Wire

"Taste Test, Edition #3: Sparrows, MADDi, Copper Viper & more"

"Flecks of guitar barrel down the canyon, and Tar & Flowers, a western outfit out of Los Angeles, are situated atop a great white stallion. Their stature is as towering as John Wayne riding into town, and “Rumor,” off their new album, Indian Summer, is as ghostly as it is encased in the earth’s crust." - B-Sides And Badlands

"Adobe & Teardrops: Episode 29"

"It's a short listen but it's a very full album." - Adobe & Teardrops

"Tar & Flowers Shares ‘Ten Ton Heart’. “Digs Deep Into Your ‘Country’ Habits.”"

“You can’t avoid [Ten Ton Heart]. It digs deep into your ‘country’ habits you never thought you had.” - Come Here Floyd

"Tar & Flowers "Lost""

"'Lost”'begins with a soothing and folky acoustic guitar with a fluttering style. The instrumentation blends several styles and feelings into one completely realized idea, giving the song its own unique individual personality.” - The Music Butcher

"Tar & Flowers Releases Nine Timeless Tunes"

“Songs such as 'Ten Ton Heart,' are reminiscent of older groups such as The Byrds and Gram Parsons, giving Tar & Flowers a sense of timelessness.” - Listen Here Reviews

"Tar & Flowers - Indian Summer"

"To be honest, I did not think I would enjoy the album as much as I did considering I’m not a huge fan of country music. Tar and Flowers definitely have country qualities but do not reside solely in that genre. I’d recommend that anyone who enjoys story telling songs with a heavy acoustic influence listen to 'Indian Summer.'" - 89.1 The Point

"Get It Or Forget It: Tar & Flowers "Indian Summer""

"This one is worth the effort. We recommend you grab it for your collection." - Indie Voice Blog

"Tar and Flowers (from the album Indian Summer)"

"Indian Summer opens with the dealings of “Danny”, draws Country Folk on the L.A.County line in “The Lovin’ Kind”, and layers instrumentation that surrounds the dreamscape story of “August” as Tar and Flowers quietly revs “This Machine” with fingerpicking and sings of “Summer at Michael’s House” backed by ghostly handclaps and determined rhythms." - The Alternate Root


Indian Summer - Independent, March 02, 2018



          Tar & Flowers is Taylor Hungerford. Taylor was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. At a young age, his parents relocated to Chatsworth, a small equestrian town on the outer rim of the valley. Chatsworth’s rich western history would affect Taylor in ways he was unaware of.           

          Local trips down to The Cowboy Palace would introduce Taylor to different country artists as well as deepen his love of the west and cowboy culture. This love would influence him to venture out to his cousin’s ranch in Colorado to cowboy for a few summers. Taylor’s experience of the west and western life would make their way into the Tar & Flowers sound.            

          Taylor found a kindred spirit in Wolf Kroeger. Born in the south of France, Wolf’s semi-rural upbringing also occasioned a love of the frontier and open land - a love that would shape and guide the album Indian Summer’s gritty, desert inspired sound.

          Live, Taylor Hungerford is joined by Wolf Kroeger on bass and backing vocals, Matt Brundrett on percussion and composer Michael Ward on guitar and backing vocals.

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