“I’m constantly thinking about my pick angle, how that translates the way I feel in that moment: how can I add more emotion to this part than I did last night?” Tyler Tomlinson on bringing Satch and Vai to Morgan Wallen’s country vibe

Tyler Tomlinson
(Image credit: David Lehr / Matthew Paskert)

Two milestone moments stand out for Tyler Tomlinson since he joined Morgan Wallen’s band in 2018 – and the first took place not long after he’d joined.

“We were playing little bars that held 200 or 300 people, and they weren’t even full sometimes,” he says. “Morgan hadn’t released his first album. The song Whiskey Glasses became one of his biggest hits, and it’s the one we still close with live, but for the longest time it was just in the middle of the set.

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Alison Richter is a seasoned journalist who interviews musicians, producers, engineers, and other industry professionals, and covers mental health issues for GuitarWorld.com. Writing credits include a wide range of publications, including GuitarWorld.com, MusicRadar.com, Bass Player, TNAG Connoisseur, Reverb, Music Industry News, Acoustic, Drummer, Guitar.com, Gearphoria, She Shreds, Guitar Girl, and Collectible Guitar.