Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown combine crunchy blues riffs with a vintage rock bite and plenty of swagger. Vince Gill once called their frontman a "future guitar god." We're excited to hear them strut their stuff this Saturday at Musicians Corner, when they front a diverse bill that includes gospel legends The Fairfield Four and singer-songwriters Liz Longley, Kirsten Arian and Matt Brown.
What can we expect from your set this Saturday?
You can expect to hear the energy of four guys who are very excited to be playing at home again amplified in a very loud, rock and roll kind of way.
What have been a few of your musical highlights in 2015?
We were all jazzed to sign a record deal with John Varvatos and Republic records this year, and to record a bunch of new music. Touring with Jeff Beck and ZZ Top this year was also pretty exciting.
What’s your favorite festival experience?
Standing in the rain with my best friends as Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers rocked Bonnarroo in 2013.
Where do you guys like to go when you are in Nashville?
Baja Burrito, Percy Priest lake, Portland Brew, The Smokers Abbey, Twin Kegs, 12th South Tap Room, Grimey's, Rock Block, and the list could go on forever.
Have you been to Musicians Corner before?
Yes, It's a great way to spend a Saturday. I've gone a few times to sit on the grass and enjoy music. Foy Vance with the McCrary Sisters was particularly mind blowing.
What's the last great concert you went to?
Ruby Amanfu the other night at the High Watt completely wrecked me. I had never seen her perform a solo set before and there were a couple of moments that were so powerful it was almost scary. I found myself thinking as she covered Dylan's "Not Dark Yet," "Do I close my eyes and go to this place that she's pulling us to or is this too intense?" Before I knew it, I was there and the place that seemed scary at first wasn't scary at all because everyone else in the room was there too. I left thinking, "That's how it's done."