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Growing up in Halifax in the 90’s, Tyler is steeped in the high-bar songwriting traditions of Sloan, Plaskett, Tuck, and Mays – as well as the more trad-oriented acts of yore in the vein of Stan Rogers.

Living extensively in the U.S (L.A,NYC,Philly) Messick has a distinctly American influence which melds early country, RnR and the Psych Pop of the ’60’s. A dedicated performer Messick also brings his scholarly knowledge of alternate guitar tunings which he garnered from studying the folk revivalist of the early ’60’s UK scene (Richard Thompson,Martin Carthy).

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