Tyler Ellis and The Eddy Line
release a new double album:
Tyler Ellis, the Toronto based, 2019 Folk Music Ontario Song from the Heart Award winning songwriter and 2019 Toronto Star Readers’ Choice Diamond Award winning music instructor releases Well-Seasoned, a double album of original songs with his band The Eddy Line.Tyler Ellis has worn two musical hats for a very long time. Two wonderful musical hats. On the one hand, he is a critically acclaimed, award winning singer/songwriter; and on the other, he is a beloved, award winning, music teacher. With the release, this year, of the double album, Well-Seasoned (21 tracks), Ellis’ 6th release, he confidently throws both hats into the ring. His wry, thoughtful songs about love and life in The Great White North comfortably rubbing shoulders with his songs about the seasons, Venn-Diagrams, and counting to ten.
About Tyler Ellis
Tyler has shared a lot of music with a lot of people over the years. Whether hosting the long running Riverboat Monday Open Stage, performing shows solo and with the band, writing ditties for CBC Kids, co-writing with The Julian Taylor Band, talking about music education on CBC Ideas (Ballad of the Tin Ears), presenting university lectures on the joy of singing (“Bad Singer/Good Singer with author Tim Falconer), directing his 75+ member junior elementary choir or just working on his craft, for Tyler it’s always just “Music as Usual”. The 21 tracks included on the new release – the quintessentially Canadian content of My Brother’s in the NHL, West Coast Ways, Canadian Heart, and Blue Nose; the insightful social commentary of Out Tonight, Mwa Mwa, Music as Usual, Preaching to the Choir and All the Power; the Fam-Jam good times of the season songs, Venn Diagram, and One to Ten and back again; and, the love stories of Lost on the Bridge, Stuck in my Ways and Glory, all reflect Ellis’ long time commitment to telling our stories with humour and humility.
“It’s just music as usual, a sweet nothing to fill the air and we’re so very glad you’re here because music is made to share”
(Tyler Ellis, Music as Usual, Well-Seasoned, 2019)
Discography: Better than the real you (limited edition1992), Straid Hill (1994), Straid Hill (Dark Light Records re-release, 1995), Horseshoes and Handgrenades (1998), Tyler Ellis Live (2004), Straid Hill (Remix 2012), Northern Bliss (2012), Well-Seasoned (2019)
Tyler & The Eddy Line Band at the taste of Danforth
“Sometimes tragic, sometimes magic, if the walls had ears here’s the story they’d probably tell”| “Cabbagetown”, Horseshoes and Handgenades.
A collection of nice things people have said.
"One of Canada's best songwriters" (Julian)
"The best music teacher to ever walk the earth" (Posey)
"John Prine meets a well-primed Sir John A. Macdonald... with Crazy Horse playing backup."
- Mitch Potter, Toronto Star
TORONTO SINGER'S FIRST DISC POURS OUT WRY WITH A TWIST. Ellis, ... has put together an outstanding debut record that measures up with humor, humanity and a wonderfully heartworn, poetic muse about life in the Great White North."
- Mitch Potter, Toronto Star
"You're going to love this."
- Bob McAdorey, Global Television
"Ellis has a gift for songwriting and a wonderful sense of humour."
- Midland Free Press
"A fine singer / songwriter fronting a kicking band."
- Lenny Stoute, Toronto Star
- Kathryn O'Hara, CBC
"A collection of wry disarming songs."
- John Northcott, CBC