Hi everybody!! The stuff you hear is done in my studio, with me singing and playing all the instruments. I do songwriter demos as well. I live in Nashville Tn. and have worked with many artists. I am now working with Travis Tritt. I Just finished a 10 year stint with Ricky Van Shelton. I produced and cut his upcomming album here in my studio. Hope you enjoy, Thanx for listening....Tigar
I started playing music when I was 8 years old (1973), 3 months later I won my 1st trophy at a Fiddle contest. Immediately there after I was asked to play Fiddle for Merle Haggard (at 8 years old) and be part of his band (The Strangers). I toured with Merle and the Strangers for 3 years. After Merle I started my own band (The Tigar Bell /Band). My band was together for 14 years. We opened shows for many different artists, Asleep At the Wheel, Liberace, Mel Tillis, The /spinners, Tanya Tucker, The Belamey Brothers, just to name a few. In 1984-1985 my band was the number 1 independent touring band in Canada. We also won the Peoples Choice award and Single of the year for the South West Music Coalition in 1986.
Shortly after moving to Nashville in 1993 Ricky Van Shelton offered me a job playing Fiddle and Guitar and Singing Harmony. Since moving to town (Nashville) I have played Fiddle Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo, and Sang Harmony on many sessions. Including Ricky Van Shelton (Love and Honor with Sony Music), the Sound Track for Bay Watch. I was also given the opportunity to Produce Ricky’s new album that will be out in 2005 first of 2006. On Ricky’s new album I am the Producer, Engineer, Arranger, and played all Instruments and Sang all the Harmony.
I was signed to Tom Collins Publishing Company for 3 years as a Composer, Producer, and Writer. After working for Tom Collins I went back on the road with Pam Tillis and Collin Ray. I returned to Ricky’s band in 1999. Currently I have been touring with Travis Tritt since 2005.
When I am not on the road with Travis. I am part of the staff band for the new show called the Nashville Show with Ralf Emery and Shot Gun Red, also I do several dinner shows at the Nashville Night Life Dinner Theater. I am a always working in my 16 track home studio, were I do demos for song writers, and albums for Artist.
Yes, since the age of 8. Love it.
BRIAN WILSON!!!, Merle haggard, Doug Kershaw, vassare Clemons, Beatles