I'm Tyler Nail – owner and creator of Tyler Nail. I was born Winston-Salem, NC. I was raised in a log cabin my grandfather built.
I began drumming at a young age, and discovered an appreciation for writing in middle school. I got a guitar at age 16 and started writing songs, which quickly became my obsession and passion.
I spent a few years recording demos and playing small shows near my hometown. My first shows were in a Taco Bell. Then I started playing at a local coffee shop every week for an open mic, and sometimes weekend shows. When I started playing in Downtown Winston-Salem, things started to grow and I started to travel the southeast of the country playing music.
I started doing my own recording engineering and production around 2011. Since then I've written a lot of songs and dabbled in other forms of composition, like video, essay writing and journalism.
I've released a handful of independent albums, I've managed various collaborative projects, and I've acted as an engineer and session musician on numerous recording projects.
Most fundamentally, I love is observing time and meaning through some sort of creative form like a song. I've been fortunate to share stages with some really impressive artists across many towns and cities of the U.S. I believe art has a way of connecting our present and our past, and through creative communication we can understand ourselves in fuller context. And that is why I'm driven to create.