The power of just a man, his voice, and his guitar. The skill and showmanship are the result of hard work and tough rooms, playing covers for the drunken masses, selling a piece of himself to pay the bills. But the stories are his own; love, lust, heartache, lessons learned, snapshots of how he arrived at this place.
It's been a long road for Brent Tyler. Committing to playing music for a living when sometimes it may not feel like a wise and livable career choice. This makes the release of Tyler's second full length album, In Rhythm, all the more satisfying. Produced in Calgary at Arch Audio by local fixture Lorrie Matheson, it's clear that Tyler found a haven to explore the possibilities in the acoustic seeds he brought to the studio. The result is true to the album's title. Steeped in percussion and running deep with rich and diverse instrumentation, yet the most complimenting factor being Tyler's soulful voice leading the way, sharing these stories. The fruit of all this labour is a musical collection Canadian ears should be anticipating to hear and experience.
In Rhythm is adding to the list of accomplishments Tyler has achieved over the past decade. His debut release, Better Way, has sold over 2500 copies as he's toured extensively up and down the west coast of Canada. Tyler is also a staple at many of Calgary's best live venues, carving out a niche and reputation as one of the cities finest live performers. His next move will be to take his melodic folk-rock out on the road. Pavement will be hit, new audiences will be conquered. In Rhythm covers much more musical territory for Tyler, so it only makes sense that this release will take him to new heights on his musical journey.