The Cutting Room Presents:
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016
Doug Howard (Edgar Winter, Todd Rundgren) on Bass
Jeff Prescott on Drums
Rhett Tyler is best known for his high-octane, house rockin’ performances riddled with sizzling guitar licks forged from raw emotion and spirit. In addition to virtuosic master guitarist, he is also an accomplished songwriter, vocalist, and producer whose heart, soul and passion are evident throughout his music. Whether playing a simple chord change, subtle single string bend or mind boggling explosive run of notes Rhett Tyler is much more than a blues artist. Music reviewer and author, Don Wilcock appropriately wrote ”Rhett is not just proficient throughout the spectrum of today’s blues, he’s a universal master of all… You gotta hear him live!”.
Born in San Antonio, Texas, and raised in Mississippi, Ohio, and St. Louis, Rhett grew up listening and learning about music and the blues. His earliest influences include his father, a talented classical, boogie, and blues pianist, and his mother, a published poet. Rhett realized his own God-given talent at the age of 15 when his parents gave him his first electric guitar.
In the mid-80s Rhett formed the band, Early Warning. After undergoing a period of stylistic exploration and soul-searching, he returned the band’s focus back to his first true musical love, the blues. Rhett’s music may certainly be rooted in the tradition of blues, but with 40 years of innovative creativity his music incorporates jazz, rock, country, bluegrass and gospel influences to create a modern musical blend complimented by his signature guitar style. Rhett continues to push the boundaries of his creativity with each recording and performance. In September of 2011 Rhett was recognized for his talents and contribution to music being honored with an induction into The Blues Hall of Fame as a Master Blues Artist from New York.
Rhett Tyler has independently recorded and released eight CDs. His latest recording entitled “The Rhythm The Power The Blue” (2013) is already receiving high praises from radio DJs and fans. He has performed throughout the US and in Europe at many prominent festivals and venues, and has shared billing with many distinguished blues artists, including Johnny Winter, Lonnie Brooks, Elvin Bishop, Delbert McClinton, and John Hammond, to name just a few.
$15 Advanced - $20 Day of Show
Tickets Available at the Door