Working in Nashville for the last 12 years has given me experience working in all different styles! The song and sonic awareness should always take precedence over everything else. I want to make sure what I provide is the most suiting and reverent compliment for your project. I'm not here to be heard; I'm here to help make your song sound great!
I price everything per track, and I'll likely send you a short voice memo of ideas so we can narrow down what would work best for you without doing a lot of back and forth. I try to do it right the first time as much as humanly possible.
Acoustic: $75 per track
Electric: $75 per track
Resonator: $75 per track
If I have to chart the song: +$10
If I'm starting the track from scratch: +$25
If a track is provided with no metronome: +$50
***If the above items aren't provided it ends up being more time consuming for me to turn something around.***
Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.
5 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Tyler Jewell
Great Experience working with Tyler again!
Fantastic work by Tyler. I'm very happy how this one worked out
Tyler is an amazing guitar player, and showed extraordinary communication skills as well. He went above and beyond to ensure my song was as good as it could be. Thanks!
Tyler did a great job and fixed changes as needed and his ideas for changes were better. Great acoustic player
I have worked with Tyler for years. He is a Nashville gem - truly versatile and skilled on guitar. He's incredibly easy to work with, and will give the maximum effort to you and your project. I couldn't recommend him more highly!
Interview with Tyler Jewell
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My friend Shawn had this cool batch of songs for an album awhile back. We all hunkered down in the studio for a couple of days and got to make some cool art. It's always fun to play with your friends and generally goes smoother.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A hymns album for myself as a labor of love. My grandma would like it, and it would give me an opportunity to be a Cracker Barrel featured artist...YAY!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes. My friend Elise Katherine.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. The world moves faster, and as much as I'd like to do everything to tape, we have deadlines to meet. I also love being able to use digital delays instead of spending thousands on vintage tape echos. At this point they've got it down to where you're really not compromising anything. That being said...if horns can be recorded to tape, do it. Sweet lord it sounds great.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll make the best effort I can with the information I'm given. My name is going on it and that is important to me.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Guitar is fun! Music is fun!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I mostly get asked if I can do "x" style. I typically respond with yes unless it is a very niche style like metal or something.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I have endless hours to get a single project done.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you trying to accomplish with this song? What kind of vibe are you going for? What specifically are you looking for me to bring to it?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have everything recorded to click, a good chart, and generally be able to convey what you want. If these things are done, the work can be turned around much quicker.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Martin D-28 or some variant bluegrass box, a princeton reverb, my telecaster, a light overdrive, and a tuner.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Guitar was something I picked up close to 16 years ago now, and I immediately had a knack for it and became fascinated with looking at album credits. I thought, "wait...there's people who just sit and record? Cool!" I moved to Nashville 12 years ago, and began working on the road a couple years later. Toured the country for 6 years doing all kinds of country festivals and what not. All the while I also tried to pick up work in town working on various recording projects. A couple of years ago I decided to quit traveling to pursue more of that.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Organic, but heavily informed by song melody.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Probably Alison Krauss...she's my favorite vocalist of all time.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Please track to a click and if you don't at least convincingly find a way to stay within 3 bpm of the original tempo.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Americana is really generic, but I typically don't leave the folk, mellow, and country type thing. I also will do some r&b from time to time, and I will often get asked to do the whole laurel canyon vibey folk rock thing. All of that is in my wheelhouse.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Finding a way to translate a clients needs and being flexible.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I want whatever I play to be right for the song. I don't care about being heard...if I were I would try to be a guitar player magazine type of guy. I just want to work for the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to see what the client wants, listen to what I'm playing on, and ask any relevant questions to fill in gaps between maybe what I'm hearing and what I was told just to clarify. Then it's off to the races with getting the track thrown into logic and rolling up my sleeves.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: UA Apollo twin, Yamaha H8 monitors, and Logic as my DAW. I use various microphones for my acoustics, and have several different cab/mic options on electric as well.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lyle Workman, Blake Mills, Gary Paczosa, Michael Landau, Ry Cooder, Bryan Sutton, Ron Block, Jerry Douglas, Bruce Hornsby, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Dan Dugmore, Larry Carlton, Bonnie Raitt, Michael McDonald, Donald Fagen, Jeff Lynne...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I primarily add guitar parts as needed on recordings that are in a "skeleton" phase or add input on arrangement to make everything stack well.