"You've probably heard me and not even realized it..."
For nearly forty years I've written, recorded, and produced original music. What started out as a pure love for the guitar slowly, but surely became a love of recorded music - in all its forms - and the processes of creating that music. I never set out to conquer the globe (although I did hope to appear on the cover of CREEM MAGAZINE) however, I've tried to create music that I can honestly be proud of (and feel I finally nailed it, so many years later, with my latest Which Way to the Starlite).
There have been great times and not-so-great ones. There have been successes and failures - in and outside of the music industry. There have been the ever-constant changes in ways music is distributed and listened to. There have been comedies and tragedies as well. Hell, it is life after all. And yet throughout all of it, I've managed to write, record and produce 18 albums (four of which have been certified Gold™ Record Award Winning). Hopefully, I've learned a few things along the way from simply paying attention, listening and exercising compassion and empathy. Sometimes that can lead to detours and road blocks and several different experiences.
In the end? It's all been good. Very good.
I could post a wonderfully written, professional biography on this page, telling you all the cool things I've done since I picked up the guitar at the age of 4 and a half, but I've been there and done that and hell, you've all been there and read that. I won't bore you with the gory details...unless you ask (you could just wait for the book...). I'm finally at that stage in my so-called career and life where time is a bit more precious and what I have to say is simply said - without self-editing. Yes, there are projects in the works. Yes, some are music-related and others are very far from this music world.
Again, it's all good. Very good.
As always - stay tuned...
Anthony Tyler's music has been heard on ESPN, NPR, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, American Idol, XM Radio, The Brother Wease radio program and most recently Ron Howard's film for Amazon, Thirteen Lives.