Tiger Saw

Tiger Saw


Tiger Saw plays beautiful, lyrical, uplifting music that is decidely non-rock, and stands apart from most of their contemporaries in it's sincerity, passion, and emotion.


Tiger Saw is from Newburyport, Massachusetts, a seaside town 40 miles to the north of Boston. Founding songwriter Dylan Metrano is the one constant in the band, although mainstays Juliet Nelson and JR Gallagher have accompanied him in the studio and in many a live setting since the year 2000. Sometimes Tiger Saw is just Dylan wandering through an audience singing with acoustic guitar in hand, and at other times as many as a dozen performers augment the live experience with cello, viola, piano, organ, drums, horns, and other assorted noisemakers.

Tiger Saw specializes in the whisper, the waltz, and sweet songs that are jazz in concept, but not in execution. Metrano and his ever-growing band of friends and collaborators are impassioned about performing this music for people all over the world, sharing stories, playing campfires, and creating something special night after night.


Singing with Ghosts

Written By: Dylan Metrano

Tell me a story
About singing with ghosts
About living with girls
In highway hotels
Tell me you’re feeling
Like I’m feeling now
You want to be nearer
But you just don’t know how
Remember the trees
Were lit from below
Every pine in our path
Reflected you glow
O to be closer
Would be divine
Your heart racing
So close to mine

R U Courageous?

Written By: Dylan Metrano

Give me danger, give me sweetness
Will you love me to pieces?
Are you courageous?
I want action and excitement
There’s no need for refinement
Are you courageous?
Like a secret in the spring
This song for you I’ll sing
Are you courageous?
Will you be my one and only?
I have been so lonely
Are you courageous?

Love Will Kill

Written By: Dylan Metrano

Love will kill this envy I have built
And there will be a place for me
Here, where you will be waiting
And the days will become beautiful
And I will call you sweetheart
And I will become beautiful
I am to be something new
We do not get lost in love, you see
It asks us to find ourselves where we most want to be


Gimme Danger / Gimme Sweetness (2004 Kimchee Records)

I Am a Cold Rock. I Am Dull Grass. A Tribute to the Music of Will Oldham (2004 Tract Records)

Blessed are the Trials We Will Find (2002 Kimchee Records)

Eye of the Beholder compilation (2000 Vorpal Studios)

"I Keep My Misfortune" 7'' single (2000 Redwood Records)

How to Be Timeless Tonight (1999 self-released)

Set List

Sets vary according to the situation.
We generally play 8 or 9 songs. We do mostly originals, but from time to time will cover a friend's song such as Jason Anderson's 'The Goodbye' or Viking Moses' 'Lord Knows I Need My Own Place To Stay'.