If you look at the summer festival circuit this year one name that pops up over and over again is Tyler Childers. You can catch him at Tailgate N’ Tallboys (Peoria, Ill.), FloydFest (Floyd, Va.), and Pickathon near Portland, Ore., just in the next few weeks. He’ll continue to tour hard through the fall with the August 2 release of his new album, Country Squire, on Hickman Holler Records/RCA Records.
Produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, the album was recorded at The Butcher Shoppe in Nashville and consists of nine new songs written by Childers including lead track, “House Fire.” In addition to Childers (vocals, acoustic guitar), the album features a number of well-known musicians including Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin, banjo), Miles Miller (drums, background vocals), and Russ Pahl (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel, jaw harp, baritone).
Of the mission behind the album, Childers says, “I hope that people in the area that I grew up in find something they can relate to. I hope that I’m doing my people justice and I hope that maybe someone from somewhere else can get a glimpse of the life of a Kentucky boy.”
Childers will embark on his extensive “Country Squire Run” headlining tour this fall including stops at Los Angeles’ The Wiltern, Brooklyn’s Brooklyn Steel (two nights), Boston’s House of Blues, Washington D.C.’s The Anthem, Seattle’s Paramount Theatre, Minneapolis’ First Avenue (two nights), Atlanta’s The Tabernacle and Philadelphia’s The Fillmore among several others.