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Tyler Dow Bryant lives for music. Passionate about
expressing himself and connecting with others through his songs and
sounds, Tyler moved to Nashville from Honey Grove, TX when he was 17 to
write songs and start a band. He has pushed the musical limits of
guitar, vocals, and performance, and has captured the attention of the
music scene with his spectacular talent and rare showmanship.
Tyler recalls a musical turning point at age 11, when he walked into a music store in Paris, Texas and heard 63-year old bluesman, Roosevelt Twitty, on guitar. “He was playing a Lightning Hopkins song,” Tyler says. “He was just sitting in the corner of Holly Bond’s Music store, and was singing and playing with such emotion that something translated deeply, and I wanted to understand. I knew I wanted to play. Whenever you hear someone with that much soul, when they really believe what they are playing, it’s so inspiring.”
Tyler, along with Jeff Beck, Santana, and Slash, is featured in the award winning film, “Rock Prophecies,” which is directed by John Chester, and produced by Tim Kaiser (Seinfeld and Will & Grace). “Rock Prophecies,” is now airing nationally on PBS and is available on DVD, September 14, 2010. Also, this past year, thousands of kid’s across the world have been playing Tyler’s song, “Who I Am,” since its release on Guitar Hero® 5.
Tyler has just completed his Summer Tour, playing in over 40 cities, and is currently focused on recording and songwriting in Nashville. With a fearless obsession for his art, Tyler Bryant is advancing his music without limits.