10 Songs, 37 Minutes


Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.


Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
158 Ratings
158 Ratings
Dan Deel

This is going to be a good one folks.

Tyler is a talented songwriter and his vocals can chill the bone. If the first two tracks available are any indication, this album will be his breakthrough, and it's hard to go wrong with Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson at the helm of producing.



We are in a music revival right now, and Tyler Childers is leading the pack. With his haunting howl and his raspy voice; he is relevant and is leading an Appalachian music movement right now. This is, hands down, going to be the best album you will pick up. Lady May will always be my favorite; as he had me at, “I’m baptized in your name, lovely Lady May”. But, the newest version of “Universal Sound” has a strong second place with me. The way the sounds bounce from ear to ear when you listen with earbuds in, gives me a crazy music high. You will feel a nostalgia for someplace you have never been, but are sure that you want to go.


This guy is gold..

Best song writer and singer I've heard

About Tyler Childers

Hailing from the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky, Tyler Childers is part of a wave of 2010 Americana artists who prize authenticity both in their songs and sound. Sonically, Childers borrows heavily from the weathered, ornery progressive country records of the '70s, a comparison brought into sharp relief on his second album, 2017's Purgatory, which was produced by the acclaimed Americana rocker Sturgill Simpson.

Purgatory may have been Childers breakthrough, but he'd been playing professionally for over half-a-decade, and playing since he was a child in Lawrence County, Kentucky. As a young adult, he relocated to Lexington, Kentucky and played with a band called the Food Stamps. He began his solo career with the self-released 2011 album Bottles & Bibles, and he continued to write and perform over the next five years. Miles Miller, a friend of Childers and drummer for Sturgill Simpson, introduced the two singer/songwriters and Simpson decided to produce a record for Childers with the assistance of engineer David Ferguson. The resulting Purgatory arrived in August 2017 on Thirty Tigers. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine