Three singer-songwriter stand-outs shared the stage on Saturday to perform their best loved songs along with their latest work, all in an intimate, acoustic setting. Teddy Geiger, Tyler Hilton and Ryan Cabrera joined forces for their 2013 tour, starting out on the East coast in New Jersey and making their way cross-country to California.
On Saturday the three pop-rockers played to a sold out crowd in the nation's capital at The Hamilton. The show opened with Long Island singer-songwriter Rebecca Perl, who dazzled with her deft acoustic guitar skills and catchy melodies. With a style that straddles genres of both light rock and blues, Rebecca sang singles from her latest self-titled EP, including “Before I Fall,” and “Unfateful.”
After Rebecca’s set, the boys took the stage — starting with Teddy Geiger, the New Yorker who recently made the switch from pop sensation to self-labeled musician. After his first single "For You I Will" went platinum and he stared in the film "The Rocker,” Teddy has been working on a new album titled The Last Fears. He played some of his classics as well as some newer material like “Shake It Off” and “Happier.” Alternating between acoustic and electric guitars as well as the piano, Teddy was a crowd favorite with his raspy yet crooning vocal. He also flaunted his rapping prowess with an energetic cover of R. Kelly’s “Ignition (Remix),” played alongside Tyler Hilton.
Although Tyler is known for his roles in CW's One Tree Hill and Oscar winning film Walk the Line, at the Hamilton it was all about his artistry as a musician. He wowed with his husky voice and catchy hooks, as the crowd sang along to singles like “Sunset Blvd.” and “Loaded Gun.” The audience also laughed at his jokes, with his easy-going sense of humor providing fun, witty banter in between songs.
After a brief intermission, Ryan Cabrera took the stage. He performed old favorites like his platinum singles "On The Way Down" and "True," as well as his new single, “I See Love.” Although security had to remove four fangirls from the edge of the stage, Ryan took it all in good stride as he appreciated the crowd’s energy. He shared stories about how he let his hair (or, as he called it, his “lion’s mane") grow out to spite his label when they told him to cut if off. Ryan’s set also was high in energy, with his backup instrumentalist performing a surprisingly skillful shaker solo during “Shine On.”
After the night of acoustic music came to a close, the artists stayed afterwards to sign autographs and take pictures with their fans. To find out more about Teddy, Tyler and Ryan, you can visit their websites at www.tylerhilton.com/, www.pledgemusic.com/projects/teddygeiger, and www.ryancabrera.com.