Tyler Childers plays songs and talks with Bill DeVille on United States of Americana

Tyler Childers performs 'Lady May' from his 2017 release, 'Purgatory,' live in The Current studio. (Peter Ecklund; Nate Ryan | MPR)
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  • Tyler Childers - All Your'n (Live at The Current) 03:35
  • Tyler Childers - Feathered Indians (Live at The Current) 03:39
  • Tyler Childers - Lady May (Live at The Current) 02:43

Tyler Childers' latest album, Country Squire, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums and American/Folk Albums charts. "I was pretty proud of it, man, and it meant a lot," Childers says of the debut. "I put a lot of time and a lot of effort into it, and for people to take a liking to it and put it there, that was really cool."

In between back-to-back nights at First Avenue in Minneapolis, Childers and his band visited The Current studio to play a song from Country Squire and two from Childers' previous album, Purgatory. Between songs, Childers talks with host Bill DeVille, reflecting on what it was like working with producer (and friend) Sturgill Simpson, and on the many musical influences that shaped the artist Childers is today.

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Songs Performed


"All Your'n"
"Feathered Indians"
"Lady May"
Song one is from Tyler Childers' 2019 album, Country Squire, and songs two and three appear on Childers' 2017 release, Purgatory, both available on Childers' own Hickman Holler label. Country Squire was also released under special arrangement with RCA Records.

Personnel


Tyler Childers - vocals, guitar
Jesse Wells - guitar, fiddle
Rodney Elkins - drums, backing vocals
Loren Chase Lewis - keyboards
Craig Burletic - bass
James Barker - pedal steel

Hosted by Bill DeVille
Produced by Jesse Wiza and Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Corey Schreppel
Visuals by Peter Ecklund
Web production by Luke Taylor

External Link

Tyler Childers - official site

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    Jesse Wells plays fiddle with Tyler Childers in The Current studio. (Peter Ecklund | MPR)
  • Tyler Childers performs in The Current studio
    Tyler Childers performs in The Current studio. (Peter Ecklund | MPR)
  • Tyler Childers performs in The Current studio
    Multi-instrumentalist Jesse Wells on Telecaster with Tyler Childers in The Current studio. (Peter Ecklund | MPR)
  • Tyler Childers performs in The Current studio
    James Barker on pedal steel with Tyler Childers in The Current studio. (Peter Ecklund | MPR)
  • Tyler Childers performs in The Current studio
    Craig Burletic plays bass with Tyler Childers in The Current studio. (Peter Ecklund | MPR)
  • Tyler Childers performs in The Current studio
    Tyler Childers and his band performing in The Current studio. (Peter Ecklund | MPR)
  • Tyler Childers performs in The Current studio
    Left to right: musicians James Barker (steel), Rodney Elkins (drums) and Craig Burletic (bass) in studio with Tyler Childers at The Current. (Peter Ecklund | MPR)
  • Tyler Childers performs in The Current studio
    Jesse Wells on electric guitar and James Barker on pedal steel, performing with Tyler Childers in The Current studio. (Peter Ecklund | MPR)
  • Tyler Childers performs in The Current studio
    Tyler Childers performing in The Current studio. (Peter Ecklund | MPR)
  • Tyler Childers performs in The Current studio
    Tyler Childers performing in The Current studio. (Peter Ecklund | MPR)
  • Tyler Childers performs in The Current studio
    Multi-instrumentalist Jesse Wells on fiddle with Tyler Childers in The Current studio. (Peter Ecklund | MPR)
  • Tyler Childers performs in The Current studio
    Pedal steel player James Barker performing with Tyler Childers in The Current studio. (Peter Ecklund | MPR)
  • Tyler Childers performs in The Current studio
    Tyler Childers performing in The Current studio. (Peter Ecklund | MPR)
  • Tyler Childers performs in The Current studio
    Loren Chase Lewis on keys along with Tyler Childers in The Current studio. (Peter Ecklund | MPR)
  • Tyler Childers performs in The Current studio
    Loren Chase Lewis on keys with Tyler Childers in The Current studio. (Peter Ecklund | MPR)
  • Tyler Childers performs in The Current studio
    Bassist Craig Burletic performs with Tyler Childers in The Current studio. (Peter Ecklund | MPR)
  • Tyler Childers performs in The Current studio
    Drummer Rodney Elkins performs with Tyler Childers in The Current studio. (Peter Ecklund | MPR)