He may look like your average tatted up boy-next-door, but Manitoba’s Tyler Del Pino has always found it a little difficult to fit in. Perhaps it was growing up as the son of a police officer while grappling with his own convictions for the need of systemic change. or his tendency to overanalyze his surroundings and challenge deep-rooted norms. Perhaps it's the polarizing effects of obtaining a music degree, then working as a middle school teacher to pay for the obsession of perfecting his craft - whatever the reason, there’s something that separates him from his counterparts while earning the recognition of those he’d least expect.
Tyler Del Pino has always had one foot in, and one foot out of country, and there’s nothing like his sophomore EP, In The End, that truly challenges the concept of genre and delivers his one-of-a-kind brand of “Canadiana.” Written and produced by Del Pino at his home studio (Manitoba), and complemented by the wizardry of multi-Grammy award winning mixing engineer, F. Reid Shippen (Nashville), In The End’s themes touch on his unsettled understanding of the world. This collection of songs will resonate with the wanderers searching for purpose and an escape from their ordinary life. Del Pino’s confidently pure vocals aren’t his only noteworthy performance on the record - the brass sections, banjo, piano, mandolin, and guitar are all an exhibit of his striking musicality and dedication to his art.
Del Pino, has a pure passion for songwriting and an honest sound infused with starry-eyed narratives. a hybrid of alt-country, Americana, and East Coast folk-rock that stays true to the roots of timeless tunes. Backed by his new band The Brasstronautz, audiences will leave with earworms in their heads and hearts full of optimism. File him beside James Taylor for his classic songwriting, Keith Urban for his polished precision, Mumford and Sons for their anthemic sing-alongs, and Strumbellas for thoughtful themes and rosy melodies, born and bred in Canada.
Keep your eyes and ears peeled for this charming, Canadian troubadour.