LAKE PLACID - Rhett Tyler and Early Warning will appear at Delta Blue with his new CD release, "The Rhythm The Power The Blue," from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
Born in San Antonio, Texas, and raised in Mississippi, Ohio and St. Louis, Tyler grew up listening and learning about music and the blues from his father, an Air Force officer and talented classical, boogie and blues pianist and about writing from his mother, a published poet.
His musical talent became apparent at the age of 15, when his parents gave him his first electric guitar.
Rooted in the blues, Tyler incorporates jazz, rock, and gospel influences, which define his signature guitar style and innovative musical approach. Tyler was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame on Sept. 25, 2011 as "Master Blues Artist from New York."
Tyler attended Mannes College of Music and the Berkley School of Music in the early '70s. He soon found himself on tour as bandleader for R&B recording artist Ruth Copeland, and in the mid-'80s, he formed the band, Early Warning.
Tyler has independently recorded and released four CDs, "Total Package" ('92), "My Passion" ('97), "Live at Manny's Car Wash" ('99), and "Don't Put Me In No Box" ('05), culminating with his new CD, "The Rhythm The Power The Blue" to be released at Delta Blue this coming weekend.
Critically acclaimed by John Swenson of Rolling Stone, as "a powerful front man, in the tradition of Johnny Winter and Jimi Hendrix, Tyler is the certain face of future blues." - Wildfire Promotions
Tyler performs both with his band, Early Warning, as a trio (guitar, bass, and drums) and as a solo artist on the acoustic 12-string (along with his harmonica).
He has performed at many prominent festivals and venues, including the Mississippi Valley Blues Fest (Iowa), Fleet Blues Fest (N.Y.), Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Fest, (N..), and Treasure Coast Blues Fest (Fla.). Tyler has also shared billing with many distinguished blues artists, including Johnny Winter, Lonnie Brooks, Elvin Bishop, Delbert McClinton, and John Hammond. Learn more about Rhett Tyler at rhetttyler.com.
Delta Blue is located in Lake Placid at the Northwoods Inn, 2520 Main St..