Songs about the hardships in the turbulent Kentucky
The tranquil Appalachian mountains serve as a canvas for his recent album Purgatory, a record filled with ominous tunes which has secured his place among a new generation of country heroes. Although still only 26, Tyler Childers can be set alongside Sturgill Simpson (who has already played Noorderzon), Chris Stapleton and Colter Wall, and has been transfixing audiences across the world with his sincere tales. Childers’ music is therapeutic and liberating. He sings about tough, tempestuous everyday life in Kentucky, rife with sin, temptation, murder, deceit, demons, angels, moonshine and cocaine. His music is like stepping into a Southern Gothic novel – think To Kill a Mockingbird – embraced by the warm sounds of Childers’ guitar.
"Tyler Childers writes songs about hard lives and hard love with direct heart. You meet these characters — some from his own life, some not — and feel like you know them."