The man himself headlined at DelFest this past weekend, which is a bluegrass festival hosted by bluegrass legend Del McCoury in Cumberland, Maryland.
However this time around, Tyler Childers was there to play bluegrass tunes with the help of a different backing band, The Travelin’ McCourys.
With bluegrass spins on some of his big hits, some unreleased new ones, and of course a couple covers, Tyler and the Travelin’ McCourys spun it all the way back to 1952 (and were joined by Del himself for this one) by covering one of Hank Williams’ greats, “The Old Country Church.”
Considering that the 30-year-old hails from the Bluegrass State, and a number of his songs have a lot of bluegrass influence, songs like this are simply second nature for the independent country music star (who just went Double Platinum with “Feathered Indians”).
This appearance comes on the heels of his surprise fill in at the second annual Fallsburg Summer Stage, which is a tiny music festival hosted in Louisa, Kentucky.
“The Old Country Church”
They also covered the Grateful Dead tune, “Greatest Story Ever Told”