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    Tue, 14 Jul 2009 09:15:35

    Playlist: Tyrone Wells - Tyrone Wells gives ARTISTdirect.com a look at the music that inspires him in this exclusive playlist future

    Tyrone Wells knows pop music.

    The man can create a hook with ease and, as a result, his music can be heard all over hit TV shows like Rescue Me. However, it's on his latest solo album, Remain that the SoCal singer truly shines. He's studied song structure, and he breaks everything to down to its necessary components, constantly creating meaningful music.

    Wells decided to share his playlist with ARTISTdirect.com for this exclusive feature. He opened up his iTunes and gave us an exclusive look at what he's spinning.

    Tyrone Wells' Playlist:

    1. Tamela & Malina

    I'm listening to the new record that my wife and my sister made together. My sister was a main influence on me in terms of being musical. I have four older sisters, and they all were writing songs in high school. They made a little record while they were in school. When they did that, I was six or seven. Tamela had three kids and now she put out a new record with my wife, which is really cool.

    2. Patty Griffin

    I will always love Patty Griffin. She's one of those songwriters that flies under the radar, but so many songwriters love her. She's written songs that big acts like The Dixie Chicks cover. She's not real country; she's more of a singer/songwriter with an acoustic guitar. I think she started writing and became known in her '30s. She continues to make heartbreaking beautiful music. It's perfect in its own way.

    3. Ray LaMontagne

    4. Snow Patrol

    5. U2

    6. Regina Spektor

    I've been really digging her lately.

    7. Feist

    It's about lyrics and melody. I think all of those artists are doing something really cool. What moves me is anything with soul and vulnerability. Great music is usually really vulnerable.

    —Rick Florino

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