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Tyler Boone is moving from Charleston to Los Angeles. Xavier Schaetzke/Provided

Tyler Boone is trading coasts.

He's leaving sunny Charleston for sunny Los Angeles in pursuit of his music career and bourbon business. 

Boone, related to the Boone Hall Plantation Boones, grew up in the Charleston area and began playing guitar and writing songs when he was 16 years old.

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Tyler Boone (right) started out playing with his band Red House when he was 16 years old. Provided

He started out in his band Red House with a few gigs at The Oasis off Folly Road (now closed) and the Village Tavern in Mount Pleasant. As time went on, Boone stripped down to some acoustic solo gigs and then formed a rock band under his name in 2009. After becoming established in the scene, Boone took off for the biggest music hub in the Southeast: Nashville, Tenn. 

Missing his hometown, he returned after two years to see if he could pick up where he left off in the Lowcountry in 2017. His song "Short Skirt, Bare Knees" hit radio waves that same year and was included in the preliminary “For Your Consideration” rock category for the 2018 Grammys.


Boone's Bourbon. Provided

Then, in 2018, Boone added a new talent to his resume: bourbon making. He launched his very own Boone's Bourbon, bottled by Striped Pig Distillery, which you can find behind the bar at a variety of King Street establishments and retail outlets across the country. 

Before he boards the plane for Hollywood, Boone will be playing a farewell show on Aug. 15 at the Charleston Pour House. The show starts at 9 p.m., and Boone will be joined by Tom Mackell and Eighty Seven Nights. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show. 

His new single "Make it Right," produced by Eric Rickert of Ocean Industries, comes out Aug. 16. 

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Reach Kalyn Oyer at 843-371-4469. Follow her on Twitter @sound_wavves.

Kalyn Oyer is a Charleston native who covers arts and entertainment for The Post and Courier's Thursday edition, Charleston Scene. She used to write about music for the Charleston City Paper and Scene SC.