Tyler Childers, July 12, 2024, Lebreton Flats, Ottawa
A plain-spoken poet for the dreams and struggles of a working-class, his music takes listeners to real places — backroad church pews, sticky-hot swimming holes and freshly-plowed farm fields, to name a few. Childers’ melodies feel lived-in, like joining a circle of familiar faces in a well-worn basement or on a shaded porch, the gathering place for folks of all kinds to share truths or swap tall tales after a long day.
Since he emerged from the hills of Appalachia, Childers has stormed the world with his uncompromising voice and a candid collection of songs. He skyrocketed from playing inside sweat-soaked clubs to becoming one of today’s most sought-after artists. With his longtime band, The Food Stamps, Childers headlines historic festival stages and delivers high-flying sold-out shows inside arenas, amphitheaters and concert halls across the globe. And many who time-and-again drop a needle on his music embrace Childers like an author to a new chapter in America’s long, revered songbook of country and folk music — a testament to
how far a well-told story can travel.
No matter if he’s delivering a fiddle tune with a hard-spoken truth or leading his band in an open-armed country-soul sermon, new Childers music arrives with layers of time-tested storytelling. And on his anticipated new album, Rustin’ In The Rain, the circle of tales in Childers’ catalog grows a little bigger with a fresh collection of big-hearted, wry-humored love songs and dirt-covered country romps.