Armed with a banjo and a Massachusetts native Tyler Alderson brings his energetic blend of traditional American and Irish singing and playing to North Carolina's Triangle and beyond.
Tyler got his start playing at open mics and folk clubs around his hometown of Harvard, Massachusetts. Working backwards from the music of the 60s Folk Revival, he fell in love with the scratchy old records of itinerant songsters, medicine show performers, and old-time banjo pickers from the pre World War II era. He started on the guitar and harmonica, and added the banjo in high school. When it came time to choose a path after high school, he didn't hesitate to follow his passion for music to Carnegie Mellon University, where he worked on a BFA in vocal performance.