Ty Tuschen is an in-demand freelance guitarist in the New York City area, known for his stylistic versatility and command of the jazz, rock, folk, funk, soul, blues, and country styles. In October of 2017 he toured with folk-soul singer-songwriter Numa Edema, opening for icons Stephen Stills and Judy Collins.
Since December, 2017, Ty has held a twice weekly residency at The Grand Ole Opry's first home away from home in NYC, Opry City Stage, with the talented singer-songwriter, Bobby McGrath (and will often fill in with other bands at Opry, including Spinn and CC and the Boys). He's relished this opportunity to hone the finer points of chicken-pickin, having grown up in Redding, CA, the home of Merle Haggard. In the summer of 2018, Ty joined Bobby as an opener on select tour dates for Trace Adkins, Lee Brice, and Lee Ann Womack.
As of June, 2017, you can hear Ty every Sunday in duo with saxophonist, David Lackner, at Porta in Jersey City from noon-3pm -- come on by for some delicious pizza and other brunch options!
Since April, 2014, Ty has held the guitar chair in Paul Loren's "One-Night-Only Band." With Mr. Loren, he has opened for James Hunter, The Temptations, and had the thrill of providing entertainment for Jennifer Lopez's 47th birthday party. He records regularly with Paul, and has become a fixture in his sold-out live performances at Joe's Pub in NYC. Paul's moving and powerful song, "I Know a Place," the recording for which Ty performs the guitar parts, debuted in late October of 2017 on Huffington Post, to over 250,000 plays. Ty has also accompanied the stunning Ariana Savalas, of Postmodern Jukebox fame.
In late 2016, Ty put his deep study of delta blues to work by when he was selected to prepare acclaimed actor, Tristan Mack Wilds, for his role in a short film, "Last Fair Deal," about the mythic Robert Johnson.
Aside from freelance sideman work and teaching, Ty keeps a busy schedule with studio session work and leading creative projects of his own. As a bandleader, Ty's jazz ensemble, "The Ty Tuschen Trio," continues to receive many bookings for weddings and corporate events, including a performance at a star-studded gala at the Natural History Museum in New York City for the David Lynch Foundation, where speakers and honorees included Michael J. Fox and Arianna Huffington.
Please consider liking and following Ty on Facebook (www.facebook.com/tytuschenguitarist) to keep up with his latest events and projects, which include performing with Christina Alessi and the Toll Collectors, The Silver Arrow Band, Spinn, The Rob Nicholas Band, Higgins, J Hacha de Zola, Christine Cherry, Amy Rivard, Darryl Joo (Project BWQ), James Calleo, and many others.