In the Garden District with John Michael Rouchell

Posted on October 19, 2016


We went on a Garden District stroll with our friend John Michael Rouchell. He shared his latest music updates (his band Tysson recently released an EP on Spotify) and talked about his personal experience with Transcendental Meditation :



I got introduced to Transcendental Meditation through my friend, Theresa Andersson. She gave me David Lynch's book, Catching the Big Fish. As someone who isn't particularly religious due to my Catholic school upbringing, I found TM to be a fitting way to help center myself. My wife, Kate Grace Bauer-Rouchell, and I took a trip to Phoenix and Sedona where we took the course from a wonderful couple. It's a really simple practice: 20mins in the morning and 20mins in the evening. It's really helped with creativity and not getting overwhelmed by the insanity of day to day life.



My brother, Alvin Ford Jr, and I just launched our music project, Tysson. We released an EP exclusively on Spotify. It's been the culmination of a lot of work and persistence. We had to learn how to write, produce, arrange, record, design, etc to make it work. We're very much 20th century musicians making 21st century music. In turn, we had to learn the instrument of the laptop like we learned drums, guitar, keys, and singing. There will be a lot more music to come. We're incredibly excited about it



Check out the Tysson EP on Spotify