Presented by

Propeller Brewing Company
Halifax Urban Folk Festival

Tyler Messick

Singer-Songwriter Tyler Messick's friends call him a time-traveler. His passion for uncovering archaic ballades of the British Isles and rural America have informed his unique style of orchestrated psych-rock. He grew up in the bowels of archives and museums in America, Canada and the Middle East - while his academic parents curated galleries and resurrected ancient texts for academia.

He was displaced to rural Nova Scotia at 14, and there became the obsessive kid in the front row at Plasket, Sloan and Al Tuck shows. He has since formed his own unique sound branch - taking his lessons from these local legends.

Tyler released one of the best debut solo albums we’ve ever heard – Grain Sales of 1840 – at 23, when he first arrived in Halifax, before forming The Museum Pieces and making a couple of ground-breaking albums with them. Then he took off for Montreal and wound up on a career detour that has seen him traveling the world with Arcade Fire as Win Butler’s guitar tech. He is back to his roots making a pop/rock music solo and with a  full band. His latest album is Black Cape and was released in July 2017.