Performances/recordings with Gloriana, Sarah Buxton, Rachel Reinert, Kristen Kelly, William Michael Morgan, and Lorrie Morgan. Labels worked with: Warner Brothers, Green Iris, Big Loud, and Sony.
I never got into guitar to be a spotlight person, but always wanted to put forth a good product that supports a song or vocal. All that to say, I'm here to serve whatever song you send over. I have a great sense for acoustic guitar tone that is heavily rooted in Alison Krauss and Union Station recordings as well as the stylings of James Taylor and other pop acoustic artists from the 70s. My electric work also takes a lot of influence from 60's and 70's pop rock recordings as well as country and current pop. If you have a vibe you're going for, I think we can achieve it!
I price everything per track. It is predicated on you knowing what you want and being able to clearly communicate it. After 2 revisions, if you choose to keep moving forward, my fee doubles or you can pursue another creative direction at no charge. I generally need a week to turn something around (including revisions).
Pricing (Price includes up to 2 revisions)
Acoustic:: $170 per track
Electric: $170 per track
Resonator: $170 per track
Starting the track from scratch: +$50
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21 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse Tyler Jewell
Tyler is a true pro and a gentleman. He's very good to work with, and a fine musician. Highly recommended.
Tyler is an outstanding guitarist. Total pro. Amazing feel, creativity, tone, layering and recording quality. Pleasure working with him.
Tyler is very responsible and a good player!
It was pleasure to work with him.
It was a great experience to work with Tyler again. He is such a nice person to talk to and delivers high quality
Amazing Job by Tyler one more time. I'm always happy to work together with him
Tyler absolutely nailed the acoustic guitar for the breakdown of my EDM song. He delivered the files within a few days, the stems were really well recorded and processed, and the ideas themselves hit the nail on the head. I will 100% be hiring him again!
Tyler did a great job providing me the guitar tone and performance that my song needed.
Words cannot describe the feeling of amazement over Tyler's work!! This guy was soooooo amazing, and his turnaround was great. When you have to completely outsource your live band for your client, you trust that everyone will meet the stringent deadlines. He did just that. Believe it or not, I've been a Premium Provider for SoundBetter for almost five (5) years and Tyler is the first other provider I've hired for a project. He exceeded my expectations!
It was a fantastic expierence to work with Tyler one more time!
Perfect as always!
Tyler did a good job on a tough assignment. Hope to work with him again.
Great guitar player and great sound!
Did an amazing job on my song. I will definitely recommend him.
Tyler is very professional and creative, precise in his proposals and very quick to respond.
Very nice experience for me! Bravo!
Quick turnaround and high quality - as always!
Very quick turnaround, high quality and really thinking one step ahead what would be best for the track. Looking forward to work more.
Amazing acoustic guitar - best on this platform from what I could find! Looking forward to work on next songs!
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
Interview with Tyler Jewell
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Mostly what kind of styles I cover. I'm pretty honest and happy to refer work to someone else if I believe they can handle it better than I can.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Organic and informed by song melody.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keeping your mouth closed while playing acoustic instruments helps limit the amount of click bleed into the mic. ;-)
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Folk, Americana, Country, Bluegrass, Rock, R&B, CCM
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 the job description is. This usually involves me sending a short recording of some ideas so the the client and I are on the same page. After we narrow something down I roll up my sleeves and get to work.
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'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: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Probably Alison Krauss...she's my favorite vocalist of all time.
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: 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.