Singer, Songwriter, guitarist Samuel Tyrone Cotton grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. His Grandfather’s rough, beautifully arresting singing grabbed the young Tyrone’s full attention. His grandfather was a baptist preacher. He sang with a near illegal charm. He cast a spell. There was always music around. Cotton’s mother loved gospel and R&B, and his first concert experience was BB King, who thrilled and captivated the youngster with his playing and his tale weaving.