Wash Your Blues Away
Tyr Floreen was born in Philadelphia, PA. and now resides in Fleetwood PA. He received his B.F.A in related arts from Kutztown University and was a student of famed session guitarist and former member of Fleetwood Mac, Rick Vito. Upon reflection, he remembers being upset that his mother bought him a ukulele for his fifth birthday ( He wanted a real 6 string guitar ) and finally - after what seemed like an eternity - He received one at age 7. He was only 5 years old when The Beatles hit the scene in 1963 but was completely smitten by them and has been ever since. Although still a youngster, he soon developed a fanatical appreciation for other artists from the early 60's era like The Rolling Stones, The Byrds, The Doors, The Who, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan. - Tyr had just turned 13 when he met and had the privilege to take lessons from guitar maestro Rick Vito. This was a life changing experience. Mr. Vito continues to amaze and inspire Tyr to this day. Rick turned him on to the blues and in short order he was playing stuff by Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Duane Allman and Mike Bloomfield. Rick had helped him gain the tools and ear training experience he needed to embark on his life's musical journey. At this point Tyr was already playing in bands and continued to do so during his college years with the groups Randy & the Plutonians and The Boyer's Junction Special. After college he co-founded the band The Bad Actors with front man, David Moon.