Maybe it’s just me, but with the announcement of Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven? I cannot consume enough Tyler Childers content.
As I play “Angel Band” an unholy amount of times, I have found myself cherishing all of the amazing past music Childers has put out with the exciting anticipation of hearing his new tunes.
It is no secret that Childers is a phenomenal performer.
In 2017, he laid down 35 songs during a two-hour set at Basement East in Nashville, Tennessee.
Basement East is one of my personal favorite venues. It is an intimate venue with amazing acoustics, and I have never heard anyone sound bad on that stage… Childers is no exception.
He plays some of his most well-known tunes like “Rock Salt and Nails,” “Follow You To Virgie,” and “Feathered Indians.” But he also played the classics that his loyal fans love, like “Honky Tonk Flame,” “Deadman’s Curve,” and “Rocks and Relics.”
It also includes this little song titled, “Angel Band”… maybe you’ve heard of it?
The two-hour set is filled with tiny tidbits about his songs. Right before he goes into “Heart Of Stone,” he says:
“This song is about psychedelic mushrooms and a one-night stand.”
You can feel his passion for the music in each word he sings throughout the whole set, and his energy does not change throughout the 35 songs.
I am stoked for his new album dropping on September 30th, but in the meantime, you can find me on a walk down memory lane, cherishing all of the gems that Childers has gifted us from his discography.