We’ve been having a blast out here on the road! It’s been such an honor opening for some of my favorite musicians and playing for great Country crowds!
Below are some photos and video of clips from our recent Adventure Travels:
It began with Ty playing music at our National Forrest campground outside of Salida with long time friend Mike Rosso. Nearly 20 years ago Ty sat around a campfire trying to play guitar and sing with Mike playing good mando. Soon there after Mike moved to Salida and began publishing his interesting Colorado Central Magazine. So, nearly 20 years later Mike was able to play good music at our camp with the young guy that he encouraged so many years ago….
See one of their smaller spring fed the ponds above.
Man, it has been a busy few months! I’m finally back home and able to catch my breath!
Here are some photos from my trip to Jackson, WY:
Here I am playing at the Mill Iron Ranch in Jackson, WY. It was a total blast! Big thanks to Doug Roberts for having me out!
Left to right, Western recording artist Doug Roberts, legendary cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell and me. I was truly honored to “open” for Waddie, he is an american treasure and about as authentic as it gets!
Dad worked on the Teton Valley Ranch when he was in his 20’s, it was pretty neat to go back and see that spot myself. Wyoming has some pretty special country!
The Hootenanny in Moose, WY has been keeping roots music alive in the valley for decades. It was really fun to play, the crowd was awesome!
Here we are with Shannon McCormick at the very cool Jackson Hole Center For The Arts. Shannon is the owner of Live Event Strategies (JacksonHole Live) and program director for the beautiful theatre pictured. And now we’re excited to welcome him to the Tyller Music Team! With decades of valuable experience and his belief in me as an artist I feel very fortunate to have him on board!
I feel so lucky to have “work” that brings me to such beautiful places sharing my music with folks who want to listen!
Look for another email soon with an update on my recent adventures in Nashville!
Man, the first couple months of this year have flown by! It was a big push to complete my new album The Makings Of A Man. I’m really proud of how it turned out! And then taking to the road with it has been a blast. It seems like people really enjoy the new tunes and I sold out of CD’s, so that’s always a good thing!
I am super happy to be home, but the trip was AMAZING! I’m so blessed to have such wonderful friends and supporters. Without the living rooms to play in and spare beds to sleep in, I would not have made it, haha.
Like the title says, I did 2,604 miles in 11 days…Passed through New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and back home to Colorado through the eastern slope (which is like another state, right?). There is definitely some pretty country out there! And it was neat, once again, to see all the changes in landscape that the west has to offer!
It was a great trip for my career and my soul. I met awesome new people, got to spend time with dear old friends, hang out with crazy fun DJ’s, talk to truckers on the CB and play my songs for people who wanted to listen along the way! I’m a lucky boy!
After driving through a blizzard (no pictures of that, I was being a responsible driver!), I made it to Boulder…and my beloved Rocky Mountains : )
It’s a long walk up those stairs!
All in all, I just want to thank everyone I met an got to spend time with along the way! Onward!
Durango to Santa Fe is one of my favorite drives, especially through the Chromo valley.
I had a great time playing some new tunes for the Whitmore’s at their home outside Santa Fe. They are such gracious hosts as well as stellar friends and supporters.
It was also fun to jam with Ron a bit and hear some of his new tunes (he plays keyboards).
And, I got to see my buddy Ike!
Now, setting up for the private show at Still Posh!
Got to bring along an awesome C. Gregory Gummersall painting for a backdrop… Fits right in!
So, It has been a while since I last made a bog post! These past few months have found me hole up out at the ranch writing songs… With an occasional venture into the “big city” of Durango to write some more songs with my friend Chris Bettin (a whole other blog post and batch of tunes that you will be hearing soon).
Although, recently I took a trip that found me in Oklahoma City for the National Reining Horse Association Futrity (a major competition of many a horse and rider). My friend, who is from the Denver area, was competing, so I went to help him out for a week. Flew to Denver, helped my friend drive the horses to OKC, and then we set up the stalls etc.
It really was a great experience! I love being around the horses, they are serious athletes capable of pretty amazing stuff. And, the people are also great, pretty interesting – 600 horses and double that in people all in one area eating, drinking, (sometimes) sleeping “horse show.”
Anyway, I flew home back to Durango after a week of intense work, play and education (it’s amazing how much you can learn just by watching a horse).
This song is the first of many to be be inspired by the trip (and that flight) I suppose:
And then, we head west! Well….northwest first!
On our journey home from nashville we stopped off in southern Missouri to visit with artist and friend Zennon Duda. Zen lives in the quaint town of St. Mary, we stayed a night in his awesome studio/home there and had a blast!
The next morning, Zen had arranged for me to be interviewed by his friend “Cousin Carl” on KWKZ radio in Cape Girardeau. Man, what a fun time! Ol Cuz and “The Girl” are a blast to sit and visit with. Everyone at the station was so nice, all just good people! So, a big thanks to the KWKZ crew and Zen for the intro. I will put up a recording of the interview soon.
After MO and a night in Arkansas, we finally rolled into Austin TX!
For the past few days Austin has been treating us well! Really great music at the Continental Club
And of course amazing Mexican food!
And, big thanks to Dani’s friends in Austin for letting us stay!
That’s all for now, stay tuned….we’ll be heading home to the land of snow soon!
On this day of ponderence, I know I have much to be thankful for! I won’t bore you with a lengthy list of amazing things in my life…. But, I will tell you about last Monday!
One again, back in Nashville, I visited the Station Inn on a Monday night.
To hear the amazing Time Jumpers!
Having been turned on to them by my awesome mentor Gary Cook three or four trips back, I see them every time I’m in Nashville.
It’s amazing to see such talented musicians playin in this tiny little place, for FUN. And you can tell they’re having a ball!
Kenny Sears on fiddle and Vince Gill
Dawn, Joe, Kenny and Vince
Jeff Taylor on accordion, Ranger Doug (riders in the sky) and Dawn Sears.
So, I’m thankful to have again been inspired by these musicians…. And I had a nice little chat with Vince, he’s a very nice guy!
I set out from Colorado three days ago. Seems longer, but maybe thats from driving 25 out of 72 hours. My girlfriend and I (Danica)
are heading to Nashville, just us…my guitar….some art…and a pickup truck. We’ve dropped off paintings in Oklahoma city at the great JRB gallery.
Then, a short drive and we were in Ft. Worth visiting the Beadles family (and dropping off more art). Dallas the next day for an awesome lunch with the cool Greg Z. (and dropping off more art). And then another short drive to Little Rock.
Staying in this awesome place that the wonderful Mason family has provided
View of Little Rock
and, also being stuffed from amazing fried catfish
I’m in a pretty thankful state of mind!
To have friends and long time supporters of me, and my music, and my parents art, welcome me (and my tall blond pretty girlfriend haha) into their homes for dinner, show me their cities, take me to an out of the way, one of a kind, truly “locals spot”