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Phenom Will Play With Clapton, Beck, Guy and Other Greats

San Luis Obispo, CA. (July 24, 2007) - The winner of Ernie Ball’s first ever Play Crossroads Competition was born in 1991. No, that''s not a typo. 16-year old Tyler Dow Bryant''s MP3''s wowed internet voters and a panel of judges and now he''s set to jam with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, John Mayer BB King, Sheryl Crow, Derek Trucks and others at the 2007 Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Saturday, July 28 at Toyota Park in Bridgeview IL.

Bryant got his first guitar at age 7. Two years later he sold a dirt bike he got for Christmas so he could buy what he really wanted- a red guitar he had fallen in love with at a music store in Paris, Texas. One day, he was hanging out at a music store playing a Jimmy Reed shuffle when a blues player named Roosevelt Twitty took notice. They jammed together on the spot and ended up playing out as the Blues Buddies. “I was mesmerized,” said Bryant. Twitty taught Tyler the blues and the rest is history. Tyler has since worked and played with Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, Chris Duarte, Albert Lee, Brent Rowan, Don and Donnie Nelson, Sean Neff, Wes Jeans, Alan Haynes and Lance Lopez. He describes his music is something of a cross between blues, funk, rock and gospel.

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