Of course this was one of his jokes. I quickly discovered three things about Tyler:
|Tyler playing in|
The Shotgun Jazz Band,
It's not surprising that this exciting player is now much in demand. He is booked by such long-established greats as Michael White and Greg Stafford to play in their bands from time to time.
And (like so many of the young New Orleans musicians) Tyler can also play play a second instrument - in his case the piano. He is no mean pianist when working in a jazz band, as this video demonstrates: CLICK HERE TO VIEW.
The third member of the Shotgun's rhythm section is the drummer Justin Peake, whose light 4/4 touch has fitted in perfectly with the style of John and Tyler. Unfortunately for the band, Justin has gone off to college, but he still plays with them whenever he can.
A further interesting point about Tyler is that early in 2016 he acquired some recording equipment from the 1930s, restored it and launched into making 78 rpm records. He easily persuaded several of the very best musicians based in New Orleans to visit his 'studio' and make records, just for fun at first, I think. But by February 2017 he had started seriously to produce records likely to become historically very important.