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Ty Peaking Around
Ty Stonehawker Guitar Hug

Immerse yourself in the world of Ty Stonehawker, and you'll encounter a vibrant tapestry of life experiences – from a groupie that followed jam bands in a 1978 lime green Volkswagen Microbus to becoming a popular radio personality (known as "Stoney" on 95.3 KPND) and sitting behind bars in a jail cell. (And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.)


A free spirit with a penchant for the whimsical, Ty’s dark and shadowy past ultimately led him to a brighter future. His life’s journey reads like a novel with chapter upon chapter filled with adventure, unpredictability and reflection.  


Stonehawker’s intriguing backstory signatures his colorful music; characterized by a distinct blend of rich influences, raw vocal authenticity, abstract lyrics, and must-hear instrumentation and production. Drawing inspiration from an eclectic range of artists, his music showcases the psychedelic vibe of The Grateful Dead, the insightful lyrics of Bob Dylan, the energetic performances of Pearl Jam, the soulful melodies of Blind Melon, the classic sounds of Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Sturgill Simpson and Billy Strings, and his personal favorite, Phish.  Ty’s deep admiration for songwriters like Ingrid Michaelson and Jack Johnson is evident in his lyrical craftsmanship.


Stonehawker's road to musical recognition met with many a hurdle; some self-made. His songs touch upon central themes such as sobriety and a newfound clarity. Seasoned with experiences and struggles, and enlivened by his panache, Ty’s music is a testament to his commitment, evolution and the transformative power of music. 


Ty’s love for backcountry skiing, an extreme sport that defies both gravity and nature's harshest elements, resonates with his overarching approach to life – taking risks, embracing the adrenaline, while satisfying his hunger for knowledge. The adventurous thrill seeker's entrepreneurial spirit has led him to embark on various ventures in Guatemala where he owns and oversees a plant medicine, yoga and art retreat, a coffee company, and a clothing line centered around Lake Atitlán. Plans are in the works to open “The Coconut,”  hotel and rooftop restaurant as a sanctuary for creativity and relaxation.


Ty’s recordings embrace and draw from his diverse experiences – selling beer in parking lots at concerts across the country, celebrity encounters (Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Brittany Spears, Tom Petty) as a stagehand at the Tacoma Dome, working for the 2002 Winter Olympics, touring with his band, even climbing trees as an adult – making each and every song authentic. 


His music, much like his life, is a melodic narrative of fanciful adventures, profound reflections, and the lessons learned from a life fully lived. Ty Stonehawker stands as a testament to the idea that our past, no matter how checkered, can be shaped into a brilliant promising future. …and that is Ty Stonehawker!

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