Karen Tyler returns to Paso Robles in concert
– Songwriters At Play Showcase will present Karen Tyler on Oct. 18, from 1-4 p.m. at Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles. The show is for all ages, and there is no cover charge.
Karen Tyler is a blues artist, an accomplished guitarist, and a songwriter. She began her music career in Central California, fronting blues bands for many years. She was known for, “her mighty voice and a candy-apple red 1969 Fender Telecaster electric guitar.” Upon moving to Texas in the early 90s, Karen began concentrating strictly on the acoustic blues of Blind Willie McTell, Memphis Minnie, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb and Blind Lemon Jefferson. She began to be invited to play the festivals that honored her heroes. Tyler’s first big blues festival was the Blind Willie McTell International Blues Festival in Thompson, Georgia, followed shortly thereafter by the Blind Lemon Jefferson Festival in Wortham Texas and the Navasota Blues Festival in honor of Mance Lipscomb also in Texas. In 1998, Tyler moved back to the Central Coast and found herself opening for John Lee Hooker at the Mid-State Fair.
Michael-Ann, originally scheduled to feature on this date, had to cancel and hopes to reschedule in early 2016.
The showcase will be hosted by Craig Louis Dingman, and will include special guests Robi Duganne, and Harry Wiese.
Songwriters At Play holds showcases every Sunday afternoon, 1 – 4 p.m. at Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Road, Paso Robles, (805) 226-8881. The showcase includes one featured act and others playing four-song sets. There is a tip jar passed around during the featured set, otherwise no cover.