Saturday, January 17, 2015

Rockwired Radio Profiles #533 - Tyler Gilbert

As far as accolades go, Calgary born, Saskatchewan based singer/songwriter TYLER GILBERT has been nothing short of an indie sensation since releasing his 2008 debut EP Vos and its full length follow up THE RE-SESSION (2009). He's done national tours all over his native country, from Vancouver and Edmonton to Toronto and Montreal; performed at countless major festivals, including the CANADIAN COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD FESTIVAL and CANADIAN WESTERN AGRIBITION; done national tours of the U.S. Midwest; and performed live on GLOBAL TV and CTV while his music hit the playlists of top stations all across Canada. But behind the scenes, there are always those darker challenging realities that any indie artist faces in building a great career - those moments when anything that could go wrong along the way, did. As GILBERT explains in his liner notes, the title of his latest album OK MURPHY is his way of acknowledging that there are always bumps in the road - and Murphy's Law may have prevailed in the past, but no longer. Like, "Ok Murphy, you won this round, but now you're on the sidelines." The future couldn't be more vibrant as Gilbert finds the perfect balance on the 13 track set between the acoustic folk/rock of his past and the electric-driven rock direction he continues to gravitate to.


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