Tyler Morris and his band bring a tribute to Van Halen at the Spire Center, 25 ½ Court St in downtown Plymouth, MA on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. Tyler Morris has been playing guitar at a professional level since he was 11, and at the ripe old age of 19 released his third album internationally. But Tyler is not just another young musical genius — his gift runs deeper than an amazing set of ears paired with two very skillful hands. Ever since he picked up a guitar, Tyler has been driven to get to the roots of the songs and styles he learns and absorbs, and to reflect his huge and growing body of influences onto his own interpretations and eventually, his own compositions.
Thanks to his father’s music collection, Tyler developed an affinity for Blues and Rock music around the age of 6 and settled on guitar as his primary obsession at 9. He would work on songs by Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, and B.B. King until he could do a faithful rendition of the originals, his focus moving from Rock to Blues and back again, exploring AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Led Zeppelin. Tyler then turned to Van Halen, learning their catalog and channeling that style so thoroughly that he was later featured in a blazing tribute video to Eddie Van Halen’s technique for Vintage Guitar magazine. After a few years, Tyler turned his attention to more classically rooted Rock musicians such as Deep Purple/Rainbow’s Ritchie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Jason Becker, and also became interested in Andy Timmons, Gary Moore, Bon Jovi and Journey.
Tickets are $26; advance purchase is recommended, seating is limited to capacity. The Spire is handicap accessible, public parking is available streetside, and in public lots near the venue.