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Meet Tammy from The Black Tibetans

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To be frank- I am not the fastest or most naturally talented motorcyclist that ever was.  I do not win, or even find myself on the podium, of many of the racing events I participate in.  I have ridden far, but not the farthest.  But it should be said that I have infinite passion for all things two-wheeled.  Being out there and in the saddle and with friends is all that matters, along with the accompanying smiles.  All that matters is being out there and inspiring others to just shut up and ride.


I do not consider myself to be the typical motorcyclist, but more of a fanatic really- someone who will jump at any opportunity to go somewhere new or try a new disciple in riding.  From vintage scrambles to motocross and flat track, from desert trails to camping and long distance “iron butt” rides- I love, respect and ride it all.  I have even tried my hand as the “monkey” on a Formula 1 AHRMA Side Car.  I’ve cried, laughed, screamed and bled over motorcycles since the day this wild adventure began.

But the most important and meaningful aspect of motorcycling, to me, comes in the freedom that they provide.  The escape from the day-to-day, the solace and solitude that come from a desert trail sprawling before you, the clarity in life that only the open road can offer.  It never ceases to amaze me how I am humbled by these two-wheeled fun machines- historically, mechanically, and by the myriad of adventures they are capable of facilitating.  I learn more every day, about the past and of the future, because I ride more every day.  Talk less, ride more, have fun and never take yourself too seriously.  I live my life “On Any Sunday”- every day of the week.Four wheels move the body, but two wheels move the soul.

The Black Tibetans, a three-piece Rock N’ Roll machine formed in 2011, consists of Dinst (vocals/guitar), Tammi Tibetan (bass), and Ryan KH (drums).  The band fuses motorcycle-centric culture with old-school sound combining elements of classic Rock N’ Roll, blues and punk influences.  The Black Tibetans have been on countless tours and have shared the stage with bands such as Arctic Monkeys, Eagles of Death Metal, Brody Dalle (The Distillers), Social Distortion, The Supersuckers and more.  2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year, with shows announced in the UK and a possible stop-over in France.


The Black Tibetans have had the opportunity to make an impression on the fans of many.  Through this, they have earned a fan base of their own that continues to grow.  With three records and working with well-established musicians in the industry, The Black Tibetans are destined to make a name for themselves- if even just through their bar tab. Their most recent releases, The Nashville Session produced by Dan Auerbach and sophomore album Go Like This are out now and available for download on iTunes.