Laura Tyler

Style: Blends elements of bluegrass, rock & roll and hillbilly barroom music.
Began performing: A long, long time ago...
Stomping grounds : A native Californian, currently hangin' in Atlanta, en route to Nashville, Tennessee.

Tyler spend her formative musical years on the West Coast of the United States from San Diego to Seattle. Several years ago she sat in with theremaining members of the famous Flying Burrito Brothers and lended her harmonies to their song "Wheels." In 1993 Laura met up with honky tonk songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jim Novak while they were working as back-up musicians. They instantly clicked and soon began writing and performing together. They made their March 1994 debut with their own band, The Usual Suspects, at the World Famous Palomino Club. Since then, Novak and Tyler have written numerous songs together, some of which have been covered by other artists both in the U.S. and abroad. Their song, "Everything but The Blame," was recently featured in the short film The Man In The Box. Since July of 1995, Laura has released two well-received CDs on Banyan Records and completed two successful European tours.

Band Members:

Jim Novak - guitar, pedal steel, songwriter (also Tyler's husband)
Other members: rotating

Band Address:

2805 East Third St., #18, Long Beach, CA 90814
Phone: 888-821-0646


Honky Tonk Heaven
2805 East Third St., #18, Long Beach, CA 90814
Phone: (Voice mail only) 888-821-0646


Banyan Records
22267 James Alan Circle, Chatsworth, CA 91607
Phone: 818-700-0165


Honky Tonk Heaven. Banyan Records BYN 5071, August 1995
Everything But the Blame. Banyan Records BYN 6060, July, 1996

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