10/12 Fri 8:30 ~ RHETT TYLER Band; with special guest Riptide ~ $20 +$2 processing
Towne Crier Cafe
Pawling, NY
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Friday Oct 12, 2012 8:30 PM - Friday Oct 12, 2012 11:00 PM | $22.00


10/12 Fri 8:30 ~ RHETT TYLER Band; with special guest Riptide ~ $20 +$2 processing

Rhett Tyler ~guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and producer~ is best known for his explosive style of scorching modern blues guitar and high-octane, house-rocking live performances. His music is certainly rooted in the tradition of blues, but Rhett also incorporates jazz, rock and gospel influences to create an innovative modern musical blend with his signature guitar style. Rhett has shared billing with many distinguished blues artists, including Johnny Winter, Delbert McClinton and John Hammond. John Swenson of Rolling Stone calls Tyler "a powerful front man, in the tradition of Johnny Winter [and] Jimi Hendrix. Rhett Tyler is the certain face of future blues."

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Fred Park and Rob Russo (of RUBY HOGG) have joined up with Lee Seacord for a power trio: Riptide! Born and raised in New York City, Rob Russo cut his teeth and quickly made a name for himself playing in the downtown blues and rock clubs such as CBGB's, L'amour, Max's Kansas City, Chicago Blues, The Bitter End, Tramps, Mondo Cane', Mondo Perso, The Lone Star Café and Manny's Car Wash, to name a few. Rob's edgy chord structures and captivating riffs are in the forefront of revealing the energy and invention that created his reputation. His guitar style is that he's coming at you. You feel a wall of sound and see the textures and colors and feel the energy. Yeah, he has a locker full of heavy blues riffs and if you have a problem with that he'll use them to punch you in the nose!

Versatility is another one of Rob's greatest assets. Of the countless bands he has been a part of, among the most successful was the Ground Zero Blues Band ('80s & '90s), power punk with Zeta Bane ('96  '04), swing with Felix & All the Cats ('04 - '07) and currently with blues-rock/psychedelic trio Ruby Hogg.

While Rob is one of the hardest working studio guitarists, he found the time to record Cracked Actor" on the Skipping Disc label's "Spiders From Venus" female fronted compilation CD of David Bowie material with the rock band Zeta Bane. An internationally accomplished lead guitarist, Rob has been tearing up stages across the U.S. and abroad as a headliner, playing with and opener for national acts such as Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Albert King, Johnny "Clyde" Copeland, Jefferson Starship, Blue Oyster Cult, The New York Dolls, David Johansen Band, Berlin and George Lynch/Lynch Mob, to mention a few.

"Rob is the consummate professional on guitar. He is playing a new Gibson tonight and the sound is sweet and soulful when it needs to be and powerful when that is called for. I find myself paying much attention to his phrasing, being a guitarist myself, I find them unique and quite intelligent." Dennis Halsey, Best Female Musicians .com.

"Imagine a Van-Halen meets Cream guitar tone without all the attached bullshit, and that fairly-well describes Rob Stevens..wicked, tastey chops.you just gotta hear this guy!"... Review by Mike Fornatale, Judge for Little Steven's Underground Garage Competition & A & R for Renegade Records. Performed @ The Crazy Donkey, Farmingdale, Long Island, NY.

It's no wonder that Rob has a significant built-in collective following ranging from his home territory, the New York tri-state area & beyond. If you happen to be lucky enough to sit up close at one of Rob's performances, bring some form of athletic protection!!

More about Park, Russo & Seacord (w/audio & video)



* We do not reserve specific tables except for TCC members, when possible (see membership benefits).
* Tables closest to the stage are held for dinner guests.
* The earlier you arrive, the greater the selection. The Towne Crier Cafe is an intimate room, and there are no bad seats.
* "Show Only" tables are assigned after those reserved for "Dinner & Show" parties.
* Recommended time for an enjoyable, relaxed dining experience:
  Party of 2: One hour before show time
  Party of 3 or 4: Two hours before show time
  Party of 5 or more: At least two and one half hours before show time.
* $2 handling & processing charge per ticket.
* All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.

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Towne Crier Cafe (View)
130 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
United States

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Music > Blues

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Towne Crier Cafe
On BPT Since: Aug 05, 2011
Towne Crier Cafe