Tyler Childers will play the Entry on 8/22


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.

Just listed at Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know” and with his debut album “Purgatory” released in July Childers is currently on and extended North American tour that will bring him to First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry on 8/22. Tickets are still available HERE

Opening for Childers will be George Shingleton.

In addition to Childers (vocals, acoustic guitar), the album features a variety of world-renowned musicians including Simpson (acoustic guitar, background vocals), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Miles Miller (drums, background vocals) and Russ Pahl (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel, Jew’s harp) among others

Of the album, the Lawrence Country, KY native comments, “I am extremely grateful for Miles Miller introducing me to Sturgill Simpson, and also for Sturgill and David Ferguson taking the time to work with me. I think we both wanted to make an album for east KY, and I reckon that’s what we did. It’s not about rock, or grass, or country…it’s just hollerin’ in the mountains and stirring shit up! The band Sturgill and David put together was an all-star cast, and an honor to work with and learn from. I hope to do it again, but once is more than most are blessed with. For that I am thankful.”

Photo Credit: David McClister

Tour Dates:

August 10 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Echo

August 12 /// San Francisco, CA /// Hotel Utah Saloon

August 15 /// Portland, OR /// Doug Fir Lounge

August 16 /// Seattle, WA /// Sunset Tavern

August 18 /// Whitefish, MT /// The Remington Bar

August 19 /// Bozeman, MT /// Live from the Divide (SOLD-OUT)

August 22 /// Minneapolis, MN /// 7th Street Entry

August 25 /// Friendship, IN /// Whispering Beard Folk Festival

August 26 /// Lexington, KY /// MoonTower Music Festival

September 2 /// Huntington, WV /// Huntington Music & Arts Festival

September 11 /// Nashville, TN /// The Basement*

September 12-17 /// Nashville, TN /// AmericanaFest

September 16 /// Irvine, KY /// Kickin’ It On The Creek

September 17 /// Bristol, VA /// Bristol Rhythm & Roots

September 18 /// Nashville, TN /// The Basement†

September 20 /// Charlotte, NC /// Neighborhood Theatre‡

September 21 /// Carrboro, NC /// Cat’s Cradle Back Room‡

September 23 /// Gallipolis, OH /// River Rat Beer & Music Festival

September 24 /// Hazard, KY /// The Forum+

September 25 /// Nashville, TN /// The Basement§

September 28 /// Columbus, OH /// The Basement‡

September 29 /// Washington, DC /// Songbyrd

September 30 /// Roseland, VA /// Devil’s Backbone

October 1 /// Aberdeen, NC /// Rooster’s Wife

October 17 /// Philadelphia, PA /// he Boot & Saddle

October 18 /// New York, NY /// Mercury Lounge

October 20 /// Boston, MA /// The Red Room at Café 939

October 24 /// Montréal, QC /// Le Divan Orange

October 25 /// Toronto, ON /// The Drake Hotel

October 26 /// Cleveland, OH /// Beachland Tavern

October 27 /// Marietta, OH /// Adelphia Music Hall

November 2 /// Indianapolis, IN /// The Hi-Fi

November 3 /// Chicago, IL— /// Schubas Tavern

November 4 /// Milwaukee, WI /// COLECTIVO COFFEE

November 9 /// Columbia, MO /// Rose Music Hall

November 10 /// St. Louis, MO /// Duck Room at Blueberry Hill