Naked And Hungry

Where would we be without Agriculture? Naked and Hungry!

It was an honor to perform at the fine Steamboat Springs, CO Community Ag Alliance “Ag Week”. 

The Multi-generational  Allen and Daugenbaugh ranch families hosted me and our friends at Alpine Bank sponsored  the trip. The Community Ag Alliance is exceptional in terms of organizing Ranchers, Nature Conservancy, and Governmental Agencies in preservation of Agriculture and open space in the Steamboat area.

I was also happy to perform for elderly folks at Casey’s Pond and Routt County Council on Aging “March For Meals” event. 

The Steamboat Art Museum was in incredible setting to play some songs!

Check out www.communityagalliance.org – The Community Agriculture Alliance in Steamboat Springs is an agricultural resource focusing on local food. We lead community, grow agriculture, and create alliance.

Also, I sure had fun spending the day at my friend’s ranch on the lower Elk River! I don’t get to do near enough fence fixing or cow chasing, so it’s always a treat to lend a hand. It’s especially fun when it’s such a great ranch and outfit! So a big thanks to the Daughenbaugh and Allen families.

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Ty’s Time in Nashville

Ty has been honored playing great Nashville Venues with truly great Nashville Musicians & Songwriters

(This month he has played solo or with the band or been asked to sit-in at over 11 gigs).

Please scroll down to see some of the highlights of the hall of fame Nashivlle folks…. 

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Aubry Haniey on Fiddle (Blake Shelton, Faith Hill, Cody Johnson, Toby Kieth, William Michael Morgan, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton)

Larry Cordle (wrote “Highway 40 Blues”& songs recorded by Ricky Skaggs, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, and many others.)

Val Storey singing harmonies (As a session singer, Val has done work for several major labels including Rounder, Sony, Universal+)

Carl Jackson (Songwriter/Vocalist who has worked with folks like Dwight Yoakam, Garth Brooks, Glen Campbell, George Jones+)

Larry Atamanuik on Drums hidden in back! (Gillian Welch, Dirks Bentley, Allison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson)

Mike Bub on Bass (played for Dirks Bently, Ashely Monroe, Del McCoury, Vince Gill etc.)

Chris Walters on Keyboard (JD Souther, Nashville Symphony) 

Doug Jernigan on Steel Guitar (Loretta Lynn, Keith Whitley, Faron Young, Johnny Paycheck, Lorrie Morgan)

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Below is Hippie Chick Twang Songwriter & Producer Kim McClean and her MC/Drummer Son Will McClean Johnston at The Country

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 and as an indie artist won Song of the Year honors for best Americana/Folk song for the Just Plain Folk organization out of 800,000 entries.

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Below Ty On Air at the legendary WSM Opry Radio with hosts Devon O’Day Nan Kelley

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Ty was honored to share the stage with his friend and Hall of Fame songwriter mentor Tony Arata at the legendary Douglas Corner  tonyty_0606

Click to see Ty respectfully singing backup on Tony’s song that was a huge hit for Garth“The Dance”:

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 Ty was honored to open for legendary Songwriters Leslie Satcher & Kent Blazy at our good friends the Seay’s…

Leslie has written and played with major Country Stars including writing the great “Troubadour” song for George StraitKent is also a Hall of Fame songwriter that wrote the touching song, “If Tomorrow Never Comes”, and many more for Garth Brooks and other Country Stars. They played their guitars, shared their great songs, and special stories as the headliners of the “Its All About Z Music” event.

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Ty is honored having been able to sit in with such amazing players at Brown’s Diner was an honor! _0415e

Vaughn Lofstead on Telecaster, Pat McInerney on Drums, Le Ann Etheridge on Bass and Richard Bailey (from the SteelDrivers) on Banjo.

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Pat McIenerny on Drums (McInerney’s session and live credits include:Johnny Cash, John Prine, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dolly Parton +)

Mike Dunbar on Bass (Mike has played with Johnny Cash,Willie Nelson,Townes Van Zandt,Tim McGraw, John Prine,Cowboy Jack Clement+)

Tony Ortega on Steel (He has opened shows for Ricky Skaggs, Mickey Gilley, Kenny Rogers, and shared the stage with  Blackhawk +)

Colorado Summer Tour

It was a very creative productive Colorado Summer… 

Ty was happy to meet and open for Jerrod Niemann at the special Beaver Creek Resort 4th of July.

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Then on to open for Robert Earl Keen at the Arvada Center….

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Ty sure enjoyed playing a house concert for some good friends in Cedaredge. Their great hospitality in allowing us to park on their beautiful ranch is greatly appreciated.

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The band and Ty throughly enjoyed playing for some real County & Western folks at the Garfield County Fair where Josh Turner sold out his concert as the Headliner. 

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Next onto the The Olathe Sweet Corn Festival where Ty and the band opened for James Otto. It has a 25 year history. Some of the legendary folks that have performed at the Corn Festival. e.g. Clint Black, Wynonna, Randy Travis, The Mavericks, Leann Rimes, Lonestar etc.

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Next on to Steamboat Springs where Ty played a House Concert at Strings Festival Board Member Ollie Ballard’s.

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Below, we were back at Beaver Creek Resort for Ty & the Band to perform for 2 nights. Below many of the 500+ folks that were attending the Grand Tasting were moved to dance and have fun with the Band.

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Annnd, Ty topped off the summer… much enjoying opening for Jim Lauderdale in September 2016 and later visits in Nashville discussing creating songs and music together in the future.

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Opening For Jim Lauderdale

Wow, it’s not often that you get to open for one of your heroes. And even rarer, that hero makes sure he’s there to watch your set! I’ve been a pretty lucky guy lately, getting to perform for folks all across Colorado and open for some amazing musicians.
But my hometown show last Thursday opening for Jim Lauderdale was a highlight to be sure! 

Jim’s songs have been recored by Artists such as: Gary Allan, Tab Benoit, Solomon Burke, Shawn Camp, Mark Chesnutt, The Derailers, The Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Jack Ingram, Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, Buddy Miller, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Blake Shelton, George Strait (14 times over), Sunny Sweeney, Lucinda Williams, Lee Ann Womack and more. 

Jim has recored at least 22 studio albums as an artist himself, all of which are stellar! And he’s participated on many others including an amazing album that earned a Grammy where he collaborated with Dr. Ralph Stanley.

So, he’s obviously an accomplished musician and songwriter. But, he’s also a really great human being! He made a point of popping his head in the green room before I went on stage and wished me good luck. In all the openings I’ve had no one has ever done that. And it meant a lot to me!
He had kind words for me once I got off stage and he even had kind words for me during his own set. And man did he play an amazing set!
Song after Song after Song, all written great all performed with soul and authenticity…

So, thank’s Jim! I’m happy to see that the “Good Guy” can make it.

Below are some photos and a little video from the show!

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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSGnyE4jOjA]

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Ty and band play to 1,200 people opening for Cole Swindell

Wow, what an awesome crowd last night at the Farmington, NM Civic Center! It was a sold out show, close to 1200 people, thanks to everyone who came out! Big thanks to Lisa, Russel, James and the whole Civic Center crew. They’re a first class operation. Also, big thanks to Cole Swindell and his crew! What an awesome group of people! Last but certainly not least, many thanks to my very cool band – Ted, Dan, Kate and Hannah! I had so much fun and y’all sounded awesome, I’m so proud to share the stage with you!

Here are some photos and video:

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Arizona Trip

It was great playing on air with Cody and Vicki at KAFF Country Radio in Flagstaff, AZ (listen to the interview here)

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Then on to playing the Legendary Museum Club that evening!

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Here’s some video from a brand new song I played at a Phoenix house concert:

And then on to playing Buckeye the next day!

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Long Ride Home

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25 year old singer-songwriter Tyller Gummersall is new on the scene but an old soul who has be creating country music for over a decade now. Grammy award winning producer Lloyd Maines selected a stellar team of musicians, bringing to life Ty’s songs and offering a outstanding sonic landscape for his rich vocals to thrive. See what people are saying about Long Ride Home:

“So proud of you for this collection of art!  Love the sounds and the feels – simple presentations of good songs – a concept all but missing these days.”

– Tony Arata (Hall of Fame Songwriter who penned “The Dance” among many beloved tunes)

“WOW! This House sounds amazing, is that you singing backup as well? the recording quality is topnotch, very professional! you’re gonna go far man!”

– D.J. Roberts, 94 Kix (KKXK)

“So…I made it 20-seconds in (“Kiss Me” track 6) and I’m hooked. Dude! Get me that music just as soon as it’s ready.”

-Tammy Ragusa, Nash Country Weekly Magazine

Cowboys And Indians Magazine May-June 2016

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Concert In The Park

Here are some photos from last week’s show in Buckley Park! Big thanks to Alpine Bank and the Community Concert Hall for putting on this awesome free concert in Downtown Durango! It’s much fun to play. Also, 4CornersTv did a little feature, click here to watch the video. _0025e _106e _075e _183e _176-Warm-e