Steve Tyrell: Standard Bearer
AAJ: You have a big celebrity following now. Who came to see you recently?
ST: Larry King, Loni Anderson, and Dustin Hoffman have all come to recent concerts.
AAJ: Your shows were sold out at Catalina Bar and Grill here in LA, but is most of your publicity still via word of mouth?
ST: Yes, actually it is. Mainly it is word of mouth. That is really how my whole career has worked out. I have been discovered in restaurants and antique shops, stuff like that, and that is cool with me.
AAJ: What is next for you?
ST: I am now working on an album with a young man named Josh Stevens, from American Idol , who sang standards when he was on the show. He is 17 years old and he is great. David Foster from Maverick signed him and asked me to produce the record. I am working with Rod Stewart's manager to begin getting songs together for his next album then I am going to New York to get together with Clive Davis for future projects.
AAJ: Any chance for you to record some of your own songs in the future?
ST: I am going to try to make another album sometime in March.
AAJ: Will that be standards?
ST: I really don't know yet. I have several ideas but really won't know until I do it.
AAJ: If you can spend a day doing anything you wanted, anywhere in the world, what would you do?
ST: I would be making music. There is nothing I would rather do than either be performing or producing music. It is a blessing to be able to make a living in the music industry.
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