LIVE SHOW REVIEW: JONATHAN TYLER at MERCY LOUNGE

Texas-based Jonathan Tyler, performed recently at local venue Mercy Lounge, providing opening support for Ron Pope & The Nighthawks.  Tyler, who has played Mercy Lounge many times, appeared solo this time, equipped with a guitar, a harmonica, and a kick drum (at one point, he introduced the “band” saying, “…and on the kick drum, my right foot!”).

The raspy-voiced sass machine quickly shed his leather jacket and asked for a towel (I’m telling y’all, it was hot in there), and wowed us with his bluesy tunes.  Tyler reminded me of a young Bryan Adams with his song “Honey Pie”, brought Nashville alt-country darling Nikki Lane to the stage to sing their fantastically solid duet, “To Love Is To Fly”, and ended his time with us by playing crowd sing-along favorite, “Gypsy Woman”.  If you missed the fun in the Music City, be sure to catch Tyler on tour with Ron Pope & The Nighthawks when he comes to your hometown.  You won’t be sorry!

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 [These fantastic photographs were taken by the incomparable Ryan Kanaly.  You can see more of his genius on display at www.ryansmallhands.com.]

See Jonathan Tyler on tour:

Feb 26
Metro
Chicago, IL
Feb 27
Mill City Nights
Minneapolis, MN
Mar 01
Neumos
Seattle, WA
Mar 02
Star Theater
Portland, OR
Mar 04

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