Gladden House Sessions 2017: Tyler Childers

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A native of Lawrence County, KY, Tyler Childers has been churning up buzz amongst peers and critics alike for nearly a decade. His world-weary combination of country, folk, and bluegrass have culminated now with his highly anticipated album Purgatory, due out on August 4 on Hickman Holler Records/Thirty Tigers. Childers’ newest release is the result of six years of writing, as well as help from one of country’s hottest artists; Grammy Award winning Sturgill Simpson. Engineering on the album came by way of Nashville’s David Ferguson; whose credits include the likes of Johnny Cash.

Tyler Childers came to the Gladden House Stage on day three of the 2017 Nelsonville Music Festival for a solo acoustic set. He discussed his forthcoming album with host Josh Antonuccio, however, because the news of Simpson’s involvement in the album hadn’t yet been announced, the two weren’t able to talk about it publicly. Childers’ set was stocked with tracks off the forthcoming album, including “Banded Clovis,” the title track, and “Born Again,” a track that Childers describes as “a redneck interpretation of reincarnation.”