North GA Musicians Join Forces to Form
The Allman Tyler Band
We heard the news in January that Tony Tyler and Michael Allman were recording some new songs together as The Allman Tyler Band. A little later in the month we got word that a familiar face in the north Georgia mountains would be joining the band as well-Avery Dylan of the Avery Dylan project. This unites two of the area's most dynamic guitar players in Tyler and Dylan...and if the name "Allman" rings a bell, Michael is the oldest son of the legendary Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band. Clint Swords, who also plays with the Avery Dylan Project will play bass with the new group.
We wondered if this meant the demise of the Avery Dylan Project-a band we have reviewed and profiled on Mountainfreak.net. We got in touch with Avery and asked him about that and the formation of the Allman Tyler Band. His response: "Yea, Tony and I have talked about doing something together for a long time now, And I've known Michael for a while too. He has sat in with ADP a couple of times. This thing came up several weeks ago and we have been talking about me coming aboard to do some shows with them. For now, it's an opportunity I feel I need to take and will be beneficial to ADP as well. On top of that, we are all good friends who have a great deal of respect for each other. As far as ADP goes, we'll be around for many years to come."
The Allman Tyler Band already has some shows scheduled for Athens and out of state. We look forward to seeing them in north Georgia soon.