Tyler Fortier

Producer/Songwriter

Story

I moved to Eugene, Oregon from Camas, Washington in 2003 to attend the audio engineering program at Lane Community College and have been immersed in the local music scene ever since. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 2010 with a degree in Sociology, I recorded and toured as a full ­time musician for two and a half years. Between 2010 and 2012 I released four albums and in 2011, I was named Eugene, Oregon's Next Big Thing. By 2012, I started to focus my energy elsewhere and began my own production company, 4­-tier Productions. I have been fortunate since then to work with many great northwest songwriters, guiding musical projects to their fullest potential. In June 2014, I returned to writing and performing with the release of my eighth full-length album, Black & White Heart. Whittled down from over thirty recordings, the ten tracks on Black & White Heart are described by William Kennedy of Eugene Magazine as "acoustic-based, intelligent, accessible without being watered-down..." and "...expertly crafted collection of pop/Americana music: tastefully twangy, constantly melodic, and full of cinematic American imagery -rain, wheels, roads, rivers, home, and waiting for love."