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Tyler Childers: Country Squire Run
Pre-order Tyler Childers’ new album “Country Squire” here: http://smarturl.it/CStourPreOrder
HOPE IN THE HILLS, INC.
$1 of each ticket purchased will go to Hope in the Hills charity:
Hope in the Hills, Inc. is a nonprofit dedicated to hosting events to encourage recovery, raise hope, and raise funds to fight the overdose epidemic.
Hope in the Hills aims to eradicate addiction in the greater Appalachian region. Through producing events, the organization will raise funds to support organizations working to overcome the substance use epidemic in the region. Hope in the Hills will also raise hope and create meaningful shared experiences within local communities to unite and empower individuals to work toward solutions to the addiction and overdose problem. The main event will take place in September, which is National Recovery Month. Other local events will be held throughout the year.
Healing Appalachia Website
Hope in the Hills Facebook Page
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. In addition to Childers (vocals, acoustic guitar), the album features a number of world-renowned 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 comments, “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.”
In celebration of the release, 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. Tickets for the newly confirmed shows go on sale next Thursday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Full ticket information including pre-sale timing is available via www.tylerchildersmusic.com.
Photo credit: Emma Delevante
The release of Country Squire continues a series of breakout years for the Kentucky-native, whose critically acclaimed debut album, Purgatory, was released in 2017. The record—also produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson—landed on multiple “Best of 2017” lists including NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Noisey, The Bluegrass Situation, Wide Open Country and The Boot. Of the album, NPR Music raves “the intimacy he conjures is his gift, in this private moment made universal, and throughout his remarkable official debut,” while Pitchfork declares “it’s his voice, peppered with both the knowledge of the ages and the innocence of youth, that makes a song…so effective. Then it’s the lyrics, a mix of plain-talk honesty and beguiling metaphors, that tip the scales to timeless.” Since his debut, Childers was named “Emerging Artist of the Year” at the 2018 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards and has been featured on NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Additionally, he’s toured extensively across the world including over 130 sold-out headline shows as well as multiple dates supporting John Prine. He has also performed at several major festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Newport Folk Festival, Austin City Limits and Stagecoach.
COUNTRY SQUIRE TRACK LIST
1. Country Squire
2. Bus Route
5. House Fire
6. Ever Lovin’ Hand
7. Peace of Mind
8. All Your’n
TYLER CHILDERS TOUR DATES
May 17—Knoxville, TN—Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival
May 18—Birmingham, AL—Avondale Brewing Company
May 19—Birmingham, AL—Avondale Brewing Company
May 25—Cumberland, MD—DelFest
May 31—Minden, WV—Mountain Music Festival
June 5—Nashville, TN—Mary Stuart’s Late Night Jam
June 6—Nelsonville, OH—Nelsonville Music Festival
June 8—Highland Park, IL—Ravinia Festival*
July 3—Corpus Christi, TX—American Bank Center Selena Auditorium†
July 4—Kerrville, TX—Louise Hays Park†
July 5—Galveston, TX—The Grand 1894 Opera House†
July 13—Greenfield, MA—Green River Festival
July 14—Louisville, KY—Forecastle Festival
July 19—Peoria, IL—Tailgate N’ Tallboys @ Peoria Riverfront
July 26—Floyd, VA—FloydFest
August 1—Bend, OR—Bend Summer Concert Series‡
August 2-3—Happy Valley, OR—Pickathon
August 11—Lexington, KY—Railbird Festival
August 14—Sedalia, MO—Missouri State Fair
August 22-23—Tonder, Denmark—Tonder Festival
August 24—Amstelveen, Netherlands—Once in a Blue Moon Festival
August 28—Brighton, UK—The Haunt
August 29—Nottingham, UK—Bodega Social
August 31-September 1—Salisbury, England—End of the Road Festival
September 30—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre†
October 4—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 5—Thackerville, OK—Winstar Casino
October 7—Fayetteville, AR—Town Center
October 8—Tulsa, OK—Cain’s Ballroom
October 11—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 14—Phoenix, AZ—The Van Buren
October 15—San Diego, CA—The Observatory North Park
October 17—Los Angeles, CA—The Wiltern‡
October 18—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater‡
October 22—Vancouver, BC—Commodore Ballroom‡
October 25—Seattle, WA—Paramount Theatre‡
October 26—Spokane, WA—Knitting Factory Concert House‡
October 29—St. Louis, MO—Stifel Theatre‡
November 2—Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theater‡
November 3—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue‡
November 4—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue‡
November 11-15—Punta Cana, Dominican Republic—All the Best Fest
December 6—Detroit, MI—The Fillmore§
December 8—Toronto, ON—Rebel§
December 10—Boston, MA—House of Blues
December 11—Philadelphia, PA—The Fillmore
December 13—Washington, DC—The Anthem
December 14—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Steel
December 15—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Steel
December 18—Raleigh, NC—The Ritz§
December 19—Charlotte, NC—The Fillmore§
December 21—Atlanta, GA—The Tabernacle§
*with John Prine
†with Robert Earl Keen
‡with Courtney Marie Andrews
§with Liz Cooper & The Stampede
BOLD on-sale next Thursday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. local time with the exception of December 13 in Washington D.C. on-sale next Friday, May 24 at 10:00 a.m. local time
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At just 16 years old, Courtney Marie Andrews left home in Arizona for her first tour. She traveled up and down the West Coast, busking and playing any bars or cafés that would have her. Soon after, she took a Greyhound bus four nights straight from Phoenix to New York to do the same on the East Coast. For a decade or so since, Courtney’s been a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly 40 artists, from Jimmy Eat World to Damien Jurado. She never stopped writing her own material, though. Picking up admirers like Jurado and Ryan Adams along the way, she has quietly earned a reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter.
With plans to settle down for a bit and focus on her own songs, Courtney moved to the Northwest in 2011 to record her last full-length record On My Page. However, the record had hardly been released before she was on the road again performing other artists’ songs, eventually leading her overseas to play guitar and sing with Belgian star Milow. At the tour’s end, though, the other session players joined her to record her 2014 EP Leuven Letters in one take.
It was during this time that Courtney also wrote many of the songs on Honest Life. She found herself realizing the impact of growing up on the road and this constant reconciling between her and other’s art and identity. Courtney will take it from there:
While in Belgium for four months, I was going through a major heartbreak. I started growing homesick for America and the comfort of family and friends, and life in the states. That's where I wrote the first songs for Honest Life. It was a giant hurdle in my life. My first true growing pains as a woman. That's why in a sense, I feel this record is a coming of age album. A common thread that runs through the songs, is a great desire to fit somewhere, when nowhere fits. And wanting to get back home to the people I know and love. Once I got back to the states, I started to bartend at a small town tavern. I was home for awhile, and needed to post up while rehearsing with the band for the record. At the tavern, I felt I could truly empathize with the stories and lives of the people there. I wrote the other half of the songs about coming home and feeling a sense of belonging again. A lot of the stories at that tavern definitely ran parallel with my own, even though our lives were so different. I was the "musician girl." They were farmers, construction workers, plumbers, waitresses, and cashiers. But, no matter how different, I felt we were all trying to live our most honest life.
Courtney produced the entire record herself at Litho Studios in Seattle with recording engineer Floyd Reitsma. Honest Life is available now on LP, CD from Mama Bird Recording Co. / Fat Possum Records (USA/World) and Loose Music (Europe).