Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tyler Childers -- Live on Red Barn Radio

Tyler Childers' name has been passed around on many blogs similar to this one -- and it's easy to see why. Childers' has the kind of gritty, road-weary voice that probably did great in a punk band but has come home to country. The Kentucky-based singer-songwriter (and fellow Ginger) gives impassioned performances that are all-too-rare these days.

It's hard to believe that Childers is only 22. Has command of the craft is outstanding -- like the good old country songs, these are vividly told stories of loss and tragedy. These songs are absolutely worth dropping everything and listening to. I particularly love "Follow You to Virgie." The melody is contemporary enough to make me feel like I've heard it somewhere before, but it has a warmth and confidence to it that makes it sound classic. The fact is, there are plenty of instant classics on these two EPs.

Tyler Childers -- ReverbNation, Bandcamp

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