Rhett Tyler

"It ain't nothin' but the blues…"

“I had the fortune of being in the presence of greatness this past Friday [August 29, 2014] at Fort Adams in Newport, RI. I knew Rhett Tyler was good, but seeing him live was special. He brings a depth of soul to the music that is not often reached. And Early Warning together is also extra special.  The talent, technical ability and quality far surpass many, many bands. Rhett, Doug on Bass and Bo on drums blend together in magical ways and the three of them took the audience on a journey. A journey that took you out of the Fort and to places far away, leaving your troubles behind. If you have not seen Rhett Tyler and Early Warning live, you need to do it right away.” – Ray Berberick, Board Member Fort Adams Trust (Newport, RI)


“On a hot humid summer night in Sparta, NJ the temperature was raised considerably by a stellar performance from guitarist/singer/songwriter Rhett Tyler & Early Warning. To call him a bluesman would seriously limit the scope of his playing. You’ll hear blues, rock, jazz fusion and more in an exciting set of tunes. The power trio blazed through various selections from Rhett’s large catalog of songs, and threw in a few blues classics as well. Firing off guitar licks while walking through the crowd, Rhett certainly engages his audience and gets them up dancing. A must see anywhere you can find him playing live. How Rhett Tyler is not a household name is totally beyond me.” – Stew Liebman, Sparta Cultural Affairs Committee (Sparta, NJ), Host: Down In Front, WNTI 91.9 FM (Hackettsown, NJ)


“From Rhett’s first appearance, we had the social media outlets light up, and Delta Blue remains a destination music venue featuring Rhett Tyler and Early Warning, whenever Rhett is in town.  Rhett’s popularity is particularly evident during low demand times in this summer and winter resort.  It remains amazing to us, still, that on a given April weekend, with a snow, sleet, and rain backdrop, that Delta Blue becomes a venue of electric appeal, when Rhett Tyler and Early Warning are about to appear.” – Gary D. Smith, Northwoods Inn / Delta Blue (Lake Placid, NY)


“I’ve been a Rhett fan for a long time… It was really a pleasure for me that we could provide a venue where we could show a lot of people just how great he is.  I have to tell you that everyone was blown away, and many people thought he [Rhett] was the best on the bill.” - Jim Zimmerman, Organizer, Pleasantville Music Festival (Pleasantville, NY)


“When it comes to blues and blues/rock, Rhett Tyler is the REAL DEAL! Combining a wealth of original material with passionate vocals, smoking guitar work, commanding stage presence, and a stellar band, Rhett mesmerized the audience at The 2006 Milford Music Festival for 90 minutes… An electrifying performer…Rhett delivers the goods!” – Mike Barnard, Executive Musical Director, Milford Music Festival (Milford, PA.)


“Rhett assembled his power trio for an audience of nearly 2,000. For a first year event, Rhett Tyler attracted an unexpected near capacity attendance… after an hour and a half of burning guitar, bass and drums, the band took a mere 5-minute break and came back with another set of fury that included an encore… the band gave 2 more crowd pleasers and ended the evening with a new fan base that didn’t want to leave.” – Bev Conklin, Event Planner, 2006 Lehigh River Blues Jam (Catasaqua, PA)


“He’s the bomb! We want him back! Rhett always comes full throttle to the World Famous Pike Café. That’s why after all these years for the Berks County Jazz Fest, our biggest show is always Rhett Tyler…” – Chrissy & Michael, Proprietors, Pike Café (Reading, PA)