Big Love, No Money comes to The Hub in Vernon

Calgary singer/songwriters Brent Tyler and Calvin Locke team up for a March-long tour that brings them to Vernon March 7.

  • Feb. 29, 2012 1:00 p.m.

Calgary singer/songwriters Brent Tyler and Calvin Locke are teaming up for a March-long tour across western Canada that brings them to Vernon.

Calling their tour  “Big Love, No Money,”  the two musicians are known for performing soulful and heartfelt songs with an aggressive and engaging acoustic style.

Big acoustic love is how Tyler describes his  music and live performance.

After releasing his second album, In Rhythm, in the summer of 2010, Tyler has spent the last year adding highway kilometres and industry experience to his already accomplished resume.

Highlights include opening slots for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Watchmen, Julian Austin, and Joel Plaskett.

Recently, he has been fortunate to share stages with other accomplished Canadian artists such as Wil, CR Avery, Ari Neufeld, and The Polyjesters.

Locke, in turn, plays a soulful blend of acoustic and electric blues rock and pop.

With a wide array of influences ranging from Jack Johnson to Bruce Springsteen to the Black Keys, his songs detail love in all of its forms.

His unique guitar style makes the music both infectious and compelling and always delivers a soulful groove.

In the past year, Locke has  toured across Canada to promote his debut EP, Yukon to St. John’s.

The tour lasted for 100 days and 17,000 kilometres and saw  Locke travel from Calgary to Whitehorse to Vancouver Island and then all the way to St. John’s.

He delivered a unique show playing right out of his van in every city along the way. The tour was a unique way to have his music heard and also to raise money and awareness for The Will To Survive, an organization that supports the fight against childhood cancer.

The Big Love, No Money tour takes the stage at The Hub Arts Collective, located beside the Towne Theatre in downtown Vernon, March 7. Visit The Hub for details.