Artist

William Tyler

Guitarist William Tyler has toured and recorded with acts as diverse as Lambchop, Wooden Wand, the Silver Jews, Bonnie Prince Billy, Candi Staton, Charlie Louvin, and Rhys Chatham.

Born and raised in Nashville, Tyler is the son of Dan Tyler, a lawyer-turned-Music Row songwriter whose charts credits included hits with Eddie Rabbit, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers, and LeAnn Rimes.

The younger Tyler's first recording band was the Paper Hats, who cut two albums: 2004's Come and See and 2008's Desert Canyon. In 2010, his first track as a solo artist, "Between Radnor and Sunrise," appeared on Tompkins Square's Imaginational Anthems, Vol. 4 compilation, followed almost immediately by his universally acclaimed album Behold the Spirit. Tyler continued touring as a solo artist and working as a session musician. His sophomore effort, Impossible Truth, was released by Merge in early 2013. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi