Fri, 17 Jan | The Grand Social

Tyler Childers - SOLD OUT

Tyler Childers - SOLD OUT

Time & Location

17 Jan 2020, 20:00
The Grand Social, 35 Liffey Street Lower, North City, Dublin, D01 C3N0, Ireland

About The Event

Like many great Southern storytellers, singer-songwriter Tyler Childers has fallen in love with a place.

The people, landmarks and legendary moments from his childhood home of Lawrence County,

Kentucky, populate the 10 songs in his formidable debut, Purgatory, an album that’s simultaneously

modern and as ancient as the Appalachian Mountains in which events unfold.

The album, co-produced by Grammy Award winners Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, is a

semiautobiographical sketch of Childers’ growth from wayward youth to happily married man, told

in the tradition of a Southern gothic novel with a classic noir antihero who may just be irredeemable.

Purgatory is a chiaroscuro painting with darkness framing light in high relief. There’s catharsis and

redemption. Sin and temptation. Murder and deceit. Demons and angels. Moonshine and cocaine.

So much moonshine and cocaine. All played out on the large, colorful canvas of Eastern Kentucky.

Childers had been searching for a certain sound for his debut album for years as he honed his craft,

and was finding it elusive when his friend, drummer Miles Miller, introduced him to Simpson, the

Grammy Award-winning musician and fellow Kentuckian. Childers sent Simpson a group of his songs,

then went to visit him in Nashville.

“And he said, ‘There’s this sound. I know what you’re trying to get at, the mountain sound,’” Childers

recalled. “’So I asked, ‘What are you doing?’”

Intrigued, Simpson enlisted the aid of Ferguson, the Grammy Award winning sound engineer. They

assembled a band that included multi-instrumentalists Stuart Duncan, Michael J. Henderson and

Russ Pahl, bassist Michael Bub and Miller on drums, of course, and helped Childers make a debut

album of consequence that announces an authentic new voice.

“I was writing an album about being in the mountains,” Childers said. “I wanted it to have that gritty

mountain sound. But at the same time, I wanted a more modern version of it that a younger

generation can listen to—the people I grew up with, something I’d want to listen to.”

Tyler Childers will play the Grand Social on Friday January 19 th 2020 with tickets from €17.45 on sale

Friday 26 th July from 10am.

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