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Andrew Leahey & The Homestead w/ Tyler Smilo - 5/9/2018

  • The Rialto Theatre 1000 Kenmore Boulevard Akron, OH, 44314 United States (map)



Andrew Leahey & the Homestead make music for city highways and open horizons, for pop fans and roots rockers, for the heart as well as the heartland.

They're an American rock & roll band, bypassing the sub-genres and trends that come and go every decade and, instead, focusing on the anthemic, guitar-driven sound that's been blasting out of car stereos at 65 mile per hour ever since God created FM radio. Written in the wake of an emergency brain surgery operation that nearly wiped out Leahey's hearing, "Skyline in Central Time" is the band's collective rallying cry, an album that funnels desperation and gratitude and heartbreak -- as well as a lot of guitar solos -- into eleven tracks produced by Wilco co-founder Ken Coomer. Here's to second chances.


Born in the heartland of America and raised by the road, Tyler Smilo effectively captures the human condition, with soulful purpose; one chord at a time. Honing his craft in damn near every juke-joint and gin mill up and down the coast- Tyler conveys his message of life and love with razor-sharp timing and tone that will surely cut deep to the core of the soul. With an award winning sound as well as an ever growing catalog of both solo and collaborative efforts, Tyler and his band (Smilo & The Ghost) boast an impressive body of work, including four studio albums, features in national publications, appearances on television, and radio... yet his passion remains on the stage, a true song and dance man at heart; Smilo can be found regularly touring as a professional musician- either on his own, with his band, or alongside various national acts.