Songwriters Jared Tyler and Sam Gleaves play the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame November 9

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame presents Jared Tyler and Sam Gleaves as part of the Live at The Frisco Depot series on November 9, showtime 7:00 PM. The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is located at 401 South Third Street, Muskogee, OK 74401. For more information, call 918-687-0800 or visit

Tyler and Gleaves have both earned reputations as musical storytellers and soulful singers. Tyler, a Tulsa native and respected multi-instrumentalist, released his third solo record Dirt on Your Hands in June. Glowing reviews and praise for the record have followed from No Depression, PRX Radio In Search of A Song, Midwest Record and numerous radio DJs. The love of family, friends and characters from Tyler’s past permeates the record, as does Tyler’s social consciousness that presents love as a solution in these uncertain times. An eclectic blend of bluegrass, country, gospel, pop, swing and Hawaiian elements meet in Tyler’s songwriting, all complemented by his masterful skills on guitar, Dobro, mandolin and ukulele. Legendary songwriter Malcolm Holcombe says “Jared Tyler sings and plays as good as anybody. Period. His songs are poignant justice.” With Holcombe, Tyler has opened for the likes of Billy Bragg, Merle Haggard, Shelby Lynne and Wilco. On his own, Tyler has opened for Karl Denson and Nickel Creek, and relished performing onstage alongside heroes Emmylou Harris and Buddy Miller after Harris sang on his 2005 album Blue Alleluia. Although the affable Tyler twice lived in Nashville, he’s now happily rooted with his partner in the supportive Tulsa community where he grew up singing in church, and where his grandfather taught him to play mandolin. It was there, too, that he developed his songwriting craft and performance chops alongside peers like John Fullbright, Parker Milsap, Stoney LaRue and John Moreland (who invited Tyler to play on his last two records). Tyler’s generosity of spirit infuses Dirt on Your Hands and his live performances. Of his songwriting, Tyler says “I like to juxtapose the super sad with the hopeful. A lot of my colleagues made millions off beer-drinking party songs, and there’s nothing wrong with that; we need those. But I’m not the person to write them. If I’m going to spend my time writing a song and sharing it, I’d like it to be something people can relate to that’s going to leave them a little better.”

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