Ty Baynton stopped by the Hot Country studio and brought along something
very special. His grandfather’s 1942 Gibson. He even let me hold, and play it a bit. To say it made my day is an understatement. It’s sounds as good as it looks and with every note played there seemed to be a story just waiting to be told. I was like a kid in a candy store that gave away free candy!
Ty Baynton may have grown up in the small town of Waterdown Ontario, but this ‘Canadian Country Boy’ has stadium sized vocals. He has always had an appreciation for music with influences including Randy Travis, Tom Petty, and Oasis. At age 14, in his third-generation family farmhouse, Ty picked up his grandfather’s guitar and never looked back.
“I didn’t have the chance to meet my grandfather, but I always have a piece of him with me.”
Ty wrote his first song by age 15 and found his love of performing in local coffee shops and bars. Known to finish his set and promptly head out into the crowd, Ty is the same on stage as he is off.