Musician Rhett Tyler at the Waterwheel

| 29 Sep 2011 | 10:41

MILFORD - Rhett Tyler returns to The Waterwheel on Saturday, Dec. 23, at 8:30 p.m., for his first solo acoustic performance at Milford’s favorite music venue. For this special event, Rhett will perform original compositions and his own arrangements of blues/R&B standards on 12-string and resonator guitars, banjo and harmonica. The Waterwheel is located at the Upper Mill, 150 Water Street in Milford. For reservations call the Waterwheel at 570-296-2383. Fans that are only familiar with Tyler’s electrifying band performances most certainly will not be disappointed as they can expect the same fiery passion and emotion that Rhett is known for only presented in a more intimate fashion. Rhett Tyler’s 2006 northeast performances included the Milford Music Festival, Allstate Blues Festival, Pleasantville Music Festival, and the Lehigh Valley Blues Jam. Throughout his many years as a performer Rhett has shared billing with scores of distinguished artists including Johnny Winter, John Mayall, Ronnie Earl, Elvin Bishop, Lonnie Brooks, Jimmy Thackery, and John Hammond, to name a few. Mike Barnard, executive musical director for the 2006 Milford Music Festival, proclaimed, “Rhett Tyler is the real deal. An electrifying performer; Rhett delivers the goods.” After experiencing a Rhett Tyler performance, Richard Skelly, host of WRSU’s long running Low Budget Blues radio program, said, “A powerful guitarist, inventive songwriter and vocalist, Rhett Tyler is as passionate a singer and player of blues as you’re likely to find anywhere in America today.” Celebrated author, writer and president of the Northeast Blues Society, Don Wilcock exclaimed, “Rhett is not just proficient throughout the spectrum of today’s blues, he’s a universal master of all. You gotta hear him live!” Tyler is currently in the studio with drummer Peter O’Brien and bassist Al Buonanno recording his next studio CD. Additionally, negotiations are in progress to release two live CDs. The first, featuring Tyler, O’Brien and Buonanno at the 2006 Milford Music Festival and the second featuring Tyler’s 2006 acoustic in-studio performance on