Michael B. MacDonald, author, ethnomusicologist and assistant professor of music at MacEwan University, has known Tyler Butler for a long time. When asked to describe Tyler's music though, MacDonald still finds himself struggling to find proper words to justify the talent of the local folk musician. Tyler Butler's music gives you a feeling, MacDonald says, that reminds you what's "special about living in Edmonton."
"Anybody that's been away from Alberta and comes back, they know that emotional connection they have to western Canada, to the prairies. Tyler captures that and that's what's so special to me."