JukeBox County’s debut album was released May 26, 2021 through Wolfe Island Records and produced by Hugh Christopher Brown. Rich Tyo, the creative mind behind the songs and vision of JukeBox County, gets his inspiration from his experiences out on the streets working as a mental health crisis worker, developing music-based mental health programs for youth and adults, and being witness to life’s hardships and the will to overcome through hope, compassion, firm grounding, and connecting to one’s passions above all else.
A gritty mix of rock, indie funk’. Irresistible nostalgic vibes, great dynamics, and tons of energy that immediately touches the listener.
Drawing from influences such as Neil Young, Nick Drake, The Grateful Dead, Velvet Underground, and The Beatles, JukeBox County’s album (Inner Space/ Outer Space) contains deep dialogues about what makes us human and how we cope with the questions that come with our existence. The music inspires hope, connection, introspection, and joy. He teamed up with some amazing musicians from Wolfe Island and Kingston to create sounds that will inspire your body to move, your heart to leap, and your mind to explore the deeper realms of your being.