Hey everyone. Autopsy IV here. Told y’all I’d stick around and I could not be happier to use this Tyler Childers EP as my initial 9b post as a mere contributor.
I initially wanted to title this post as “Introducing Tyler Childers” but the fact that Michelle had interviewed him meant that, technically, y’all had been introduced to him–the man–if not his music.
Tyler Childers released Bottle & Bibles at 19 years old. It’s an album that I never would have reviewed on ninebullets but I would have noted Tyler as someone to pay attention to. It’s not a bad album, fuck there are glorious moments, but at 40 there are enough “that’s a kid talking” moments in it that I’d never listen to it on the reg, or, at all to be honest.
Flash forward a few years and we get this live album. Four songs. All live. All recorded immaculately. All fan–fucking–tastic. This kid has grown up and I am not talking about age. I’m talking as a songwriter. At the risk of speaking in hyperbole, he reminds me of a young Isbell in a songwriting way. Get on board with this kid. At worst, you get 4 awesome songs At best, in 4 years you’ll be able to tell your buddies you been trying to tell them about Tyler for years and you’ll look amazing.
It’s tough to do this since I don’t own the site anymore but I’m doing it anyhow……It may only be 4 songs but I’m dubbing this bitch Essential Listening.