For this one we’re taking it back to 2011. Tyler is performing an open mic night at the V Club in Huntington, WV (a bar I got drunk at too many times to remember back in my college days).
And on this particular night, a baby-faced Tyler Childers busted out a couple of covers – starting out with “Grinnin’ in Your Face” by legendary blues singer Son House before launching into Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.”
What’s incredible to me, aside from Tyler’s performance obviously, is all of the people in the room who won’t shut the fuck up, clearly not knowing what the guy on stage would go on to do. (Although as one of the comments points out, this bar was probably full of Tyler’s friends who already knew how great he was long before the rest of us).
Either way, it’s pretty cool to be able to go back and see Tyler perform before he became the superstar that he is today.
He also treated fans to a cover of Ray LaMontagne’s “Jolene” during that same set.
Whiskey Riff is the most entertaining country site…ever.