After discovering his writing talents as a freshmen in High School while creating a project on Railroad Earth’s song “Mourning Flies” which led into interviewing Todd Sheaffer, 16 year old Verona, NJ native Tyler Curtis has been writing about music as much as he can. His first huge accomplishment came when interviewing Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann for his own website in which he manages (ShakedownBlog.com). In just a year he wrote for Relix’s Jambands.com, Glidemagazine.com, Jambase.com, and HiddenTrack.com. In 2011 he ran the music blog for Mountain Jam music festival in Hunter, NY which required him to interview great acts like Ryan Montbleau and Luther Dickinson. His biggest music influence is that of the jam band, indie, and bluegrass genres. The first three concerts he attended were Phil Lesh and Friends and Rush in 2007, then Railroad Earth in 2008. Considering that he also has played drums for 8 years, he has always had an appreciation for music. Aside from attending concerts, he also enjoys photography, videography, and partaking in social media websites like Twitter and Facebook where he expands his network of music connections and friends.