Scott Tyring should have been studying calculus at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, instead his roommate taught him a few chords on a Yamaha guitar.
Once he learned how to play Don McLean’s classic ballad “American Pie,” Tyring knew he had been bitten by the guitar bug. Now, the Zionsville United Methodist Church pastor has released his own CD, “Wrestling the Stranger.”
Tyring had been playing with the bands Living Stones and Rock Prophets before he decided to try recording his own CD.
“Our bass player quit after two years, and that was like my seventh bass player in 10 years,” he said. “I just needed to close that book and open up a new chapter.”
Tyring recorded a song for his daughter, Erika, for her high school graduation and recorded another song for his daughter, Amanda, when she graduated college.
“That was what really drove the idea for the CD,” Tyring said. “It started out with one song, then we were like ‘Why not do two?’ and it escalated from there.”
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