We trust at the very least he will be joining Jeff and band for the soon to be re-released updated 2011 version of Sylvester Stewarts (Sly Stone)I Want To Take You Higher. When we heard about Martin Power's new biography of Jeff Beck, "Hot Wired Guitar" that is set for worldwide release the end of September 2011, we were of course eager for details.So, we dug up his email address, emailed him and Martin graciously replied. I was just finishing my e-mail to you when your name popped up in my Inbox! To begin, I first approached Omnibus Press almost a decade ago regarding the possibility of writing a biography about Jeff.The band retreated into the oversized green room to a feast of edible delights including Tylers favorite Coconut Juice.The band had arrived the day before in my town of Lauderdale by the Sea as a neighbors daughter is an executive for a beachside small resort Little Inn and put the boys up for a couple of days.I gave the crowd introduction to Tyler and the band to which Tyler exalted the crowd that it was quite the introduction and that the crowd should give me a hand.Relaxed by the intimacy of Villa 221 Tyler exclaimed during the show that it was like playing in their living room (to about 70 people) and they rarely get to do that.
So as not to let the audience forget where he came from, Tyler meshed in a little solo slow Jimmy Reed blues with the slashing Beck/Hendrix whammy thrashing climax of Where I Want You before ending the set only to do an encore as they would have had to run the gauntlet of the crowd to get away with less. Most of all, go see Tyler open solo with his wah wah acoustic for Jeff Beck on the Canada and NW United States dates coming in October.Jeff took that from people like Les Paul, Scotty Moore, and Cliff Gallup , and transformed it into the little chirps and sounds we fans commonly refer to as Beckisms.Sure theres always the place for the fastest gunslinger in the west.He could play the theme to 'Star Wars' on a whoopee cushion." The humor of the whoopee cushion is right up Jeffs alley.It also allows the listener at times to relate to little inflected lines from other past artists and peers like 'Low Rider' done on this past tour and reverting back through the career catalogue 'Strangers In the Night and 'Groovin' among others.