Episode 161. Tyrone Cotton – Singer, Songwriter and Musician, Tyrone Cotton Band
Tyrone Cotton’s love of music and desire to create fuels his music and the songs he writes.
Tyrone is a Louisville musician and songwriter. Inspired by his grandfather, a preacher and singer, he fused his sound from blues, jazz, folk and rock. His mother loved gospel and R&B, and at a young age, BB King thrilled Tyrone with his playing. Later, he would study Jerry Garcia, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy and Mississippi John Hurt.
Tyrone began playing guitar and by his early 20s he was playing clubs and dives. His work has taken him all over the world, and he’s sat in with Lady Rizo and the legendary composer/singer David Amram.
With a unique and original sound, Tyrone has played at a number of momentous venues, including South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, BB King’s Blues Club in Times Square, and the Motherlodge Festival, where he opened for Johnny Winter.
Today, Tyrone plays original work and still covers many artists who influenced him.