The Sisterhood Band, Steven Tyler To Release New Projects After Weekend Tour Stop In Nashville

The Sisterhood Band. Photo: Brenton Giesey

Sony Music Nashville female duo The Sisterhood Band is set to release their Summer Setlist EP on June 8.

Comprised of Rod Stewart and Baillie And The Boys’ daughters Ruby Stewart and Alyssa Bonagura, the duo made the announcement during their supporting set at Nashville’s Woods at Fontanel for the kickoff to Steven Tyler & the Loving Mary Band’s international tour. The Sisterhood Band will appear during a dozen dates with the outing.

During their 30-minute supporting set in Nashville, The Sisterhood Band revealed its newest “brother in the sisterhood,” Atlantic Records/WMN recording artist Hunter Hayes. Although having the talented multi-instrumentalist play in it’s supporting lineup, a cover of “Gasoline Alley” lacked mandolin. Sir Stewart suggested the two become a duo.

With charisma, the two blazed through their own stadium rockers including the traveling “Tenderize My Heart,” a title previously released anthem among an independent, six track project.

“You’re hearing this new music first,” said Bonagura. “Nashville is my hometown and I’ve seen a lot of shows at Fontanel but I have never played on this stage, so it’s a big night for me.”

Sharing the spotlight, Bonagura and Stewart donned hippie-cool swag with a fringe silk jacket, dream catcher guitar swag and a tasseled tambourine. Those rocker tempos included “Walk Away” and “Dirt Cheap.” Stewarts soaring vocals belted out the two-step stomper “Closing In From Miles Away,” while the swings of an early swain’s were found in ending songs, including “Halfway Out The Door.”

Steven Tyler performs during the 2018 Nashville Film Festival with The Loving Mary Band. Photo: NaFF

Steven Tyler with director Casey Tebo at the 2018 Nashville Film Festival premiere. Photo: NaFF

Consummate entertainer, Steven Tyler played nearly two hours at the Fontanel outing, mixing hit songs he wrote (“Dream On,” “Walk This Way” and “Jaded,” with bandleader Marti Frederiksen) with covers (“Piece Of My Heart,” “Come Together” and “Mercedes Benz,” which he performed with Loving Mary bassist Rebecca Lynn Howard) and tracks from his Big Machine Label Group country project (Bonagura’s solo-write “I Make My Own Sunshine,” and a shoutout to Dann Huff, Rhett Akins and Chris DeStefano before “Only Heaven,” “Own Worst Enemy” and “If Love Is Your Name”).

“When I moved to Nashville years ago and heard ‘If Love Is Your Name,’ I thought, if I [was] gonna do a country record apart from Aerosmith, this is what I wanted to be,” said Tyler of what would become his debut country single. “Country music went straight through my heart.”

The performance comes seven months after Tyler calling off the remainder of Aerosmith’s Aero-Vederci South American tour for “unexpected medical issues.” That tour was billed as Aerosmith’s “farewell” tour. Despite promising “be back,” Tyler has appeared solo at recent events, such as BMI’s Maui Songwriter Festival, Phoenix’s Celebrity Fight Night, a 2018 Superbowl commercial and will release his Steven Tyler Out On A Limb documentary tomorrow (May 15) on demand and Digital HD.

Although Tyler is no longer listed on the Big Machine Label Group Roster, he was in Nashville May 10 to kick off the Nashville Film Festival with The Loving Mary Band. The documentary details much of the 2016 album.

Steven Tyler/Loving Mary Tour Dates:

June 12                 Lewiston, NY                         Artpark Amphitheater
June 18*              New York, NY                       SummerStage/Central Park
*City Parks Foundation Annual Gala
June 21                 Vienna, VA                           Wolf Trap
June 24                 Bethlehem, PA                     Sands Bethlehem Event Center
June 27                 Detroit, MI                           MotorCity Casino Hotel
June 30                 Northfield, OH                     Hard Rock Live
*Public Benefit for Akron Children’s Hospital
July 7                     Naperville, IL                        Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest
July 11*                 Calgary, AB                           Cowboys Stampede Tent
July 15*                 Sion, Switzerland                 Sion Sous Les Etoiles Festival
July 18                  Trieste, Italy                         Trieste Piazza Unita D’Italia
July 24                   Barolo, Italy                           Collisioni Festival, Piazza Colbert
July 27                   Rome, Italy                           Rome Cavea
July 30                   Madrid, Spain                       Teatro Real
August 2*               Marbella, Spain                     Starlite Festival
August 7               London, UK                           O2 Forum Kentish Town

*The Sisterhood Band not appearing

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