Museum Pieces at the Trailside
Tyler Messick will be taking his musical act the Museum Pieces to the Trailside in Mount Stewart tonight with special guests Golden Cinema.
Messick has always been a study in stark contrasts. He was raised rurally, and to this day his mother lives on a dirt road in northern Nova Scotia where cell service has yet to reach. But each month, give or take a few, he flies, drives or buses down to Manhattan where he stays with his father or ex-wife in the centre of that greatest of urban areas.
He is an introvert, who thrives onstage – sharing with utmost authenticity and intimacy his thoughts and stories. He travelled the world many times over as a personal assistant and equipment manager to the Grammy-winning band Arcade Fire, but still he can be found filling small halls, barns and roadside Inn’s around the Maritimes as he shows off where his hours and hours of practice led him.
He is a student of archaic ballad traditions from the U.K. and Appalachia, yet he is also known for his fireworks on electric guitar as he genre bends between arena rock and Rolling Thunder-era Dylan.
He travels in his vintage Mercedes station wagon – bringing with him his entire stage show – lights, speakers, smoke machine, guitars and his singing partner, Virgil Muir.
Tickets are at www.trailside. ca, Back Alley Music or 902-3943626. Doors and the kitchen open at 6:30 p.m. with music at 8 p.m.