Ty currently lives in Nashville, writing songs during the week and playing the road on the weekends. Living on the west side of town with his wife, son and two crazy dogs, there is a lot more that inspires him these days. It has been an adventurous road leading to Tennessee.
Growing up on a ranch an hour outside of Portland, Oregon, Ty started playing piano at the age of six. It wasn't long before he started writing his own songs. By thirteen the guitar was calling his name thanks to his older brother Josh demonstrating how much cooler it was in the eyes of girls. But merely learning a few chords to serenade through high school did not suffice. Seeing bands like Travis Tritt, the Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy, and Van Halen perform live all shaped his desire to be on stage and work towards finding his own voice.
After a few years of college in the midwest, Ty moved to Atlanta, GA to pursue music full time. While cutting his teeth in the bar scene, Ty wrote and cut his debut record "4a.m. Somewhere" in 2010 with his mentor and friend Tim Ellis producing out of Kung Fu Bakery recording in Portland, OR. Upon its release, Ty started working with famed vocal instructor Jan Smith on honing his vocal skills. Georgia surely changed him…a southern transplant at heart.
Shortly after his record came out, Ty got the call to tour in Corey Smith's band playing piano, organ and lead guitar, sharing the stage with such acts as Miranda Lambert, Drivin N Cryin, Colt Ford, leading up to headlining Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in his hometown of Atlanta. One of his favorite things to do on the road was watch Corey’s opening acts from the side of the stage, falling in love with the music of great writers and performers like Will Hoge, American Aquarium, and Cole Taylor. He also found an enormous respect for Corey’s work ethic of writing every day and his appreciation for his fan base...all of these experiences only drove Ty to work harder on writing and finding his own voice. Upon leaving Corey’s band to pursue his own music full time, Corey gave Ty a writing journal that he still has to this day.
After a few more years of touring around the southeast playing in his own band and building his audience in Georgia, Ty moved to Nashville in 2013 and is currently working on writing his next record as well as writing for other artists as well. Catch him with his phenomenal five-piece band or playing as a duo with Andrew Loggins in a town near you!