Exposed to music at a young age, Tyson was 8 years old when he began classical training in piano.  After several years of piano lessons, Tyson also began classical training in alto saxophone, which he played in the concert and jazz band throughout middle school and most of his high school, among several other concert and jazz band instruments.  At age 12, he discovered his passion for guitar, singing, and writing songs.  Although brought up on country, Tyson found much passion and influence in rock and blues,  Through the years his experience playing with bands in the genres of traditional country, folk, blues, funk, soul, jazz, and metal have sculpted him to be one of the most versatile guitarists on the scene.  Tyson currently plays guitar for hard hitting Atlanta country southern rock band Southside of the Tracks, who has shared the stage with artists such as The Georgia Satellites, Drivin N Cryin, Shooter Jennings, A Thousand Horses, Jana Kramer, Symphony Crack Orchestra and The Mad Violinist, Jon Langston, and more.  Influences include but are not limited to Warren Haynes/Gov't Mule, Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Black Crows, Skynyrd, RHCP, Alice in Chains, Chris Stapleton, Van Halen, Dave Matthews, Metallica, Mastodon, Chris Knight, Neil Young, Soundgarden, Blackberry Smoke, CCR, Daryl Hall, The Eagles, Foo Fighters, Incubus, John Mayer, Queens of the Stone Age, Joe Bonamassa, and many more!