“Five Minutes With” Calgary Singer-Songwriter Tyson Ray Borsboom

Tyson Ray Borsboom is a folk singer-songwriter from Lethbridge, AB, Canada. Emerging on the local scene with his “Sinner” EP in February 2018. Songs like “Four Years” demonstrate his deep baritone vocals, however “Sinner” and “Caroline” reveal a more imitate, fingerpicking side to his songwriting. He draws most of his inspiration from artists like Ziggy Alberts, Ben Howard, Donovan Woods, and Dermot Kennedy.

In late 2018 Tyson Ray worked with Chad Gilmour (The Long War) and Shane Twerdun at “One Song Series” for the live session recording of the new single “Home” recorded in Vancouver, Canada. Shortly after finishing up in Vancouver, Tyson headed right back into the studio with Cottonwood records for his new single off his fourth coming album “Her” to be released in January 2019.

Eager to get back in the studio but not quite ready for his full-length EP. Tyson Ray got back in the studio to do a collection of singer-songwriter covers to be released summer 2019. Working with Matthew Rederburg (mixing/engineer) at “The Farm” just outside of Lethbridge, AB and collaborating with highly sought-after Mastering engineer Ryan Morey, who has worked with artists such as Arcade Fire, Hollow Coves, Half Moon Run and Sam Roberts.

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Name: Tyson Ray Borsboom

Genre: Indie – Folk

Founded: 2017

# of Albums: 1 EP (5 singles)

Latest Release: “I Aint Ever Loved No One” ft Makiisma

Latest Single: “I Aint Ever Loved No One” ft Makiisma

Latest Video: “Her” (created by Micheal Johannson)

Favourite Local Restaurant:

OEB Breakfast Co., UNA, Red’s Dinner

Favourite band as a teenager:

Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tragically Hip

Favourite band now:

Dermot Kennedy, Ziggy Alberts, Donovan Woods, Bon Iver, Novo Amor, Kings of Leon, The Strokes, The National,

Guilty Pleasure Song:

Mr. Brightside – The Killers

Live Show Ritual:

Staying under 3 drinks haha 😛

Favourite local artist:

Kevin Giron

Nose Hill or Fish Creek??

Nose Hill

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

Early Bird (even though I hate getting up)

Road or studio?

Road. Love meeting new people and experiencing new cities.

Where can we follow you?

YouTube | Spotify | Instagram | Facebook | iTunes | Bandcamp | Songkick

Any shows or albums coming up? 

Currently mixing my new full-length LP that will be out in early 2020.