A few months ago, my buddy Josh introduced me to some new (new to me) music from a guy by the name of Tyler Childers. He's a singer/songwriter from eastern Kentucky and it doesn't take very long listening to the lyrics of his songs to realize without a doubt that he was raised in Appalachia. His sound is like a fusion of bluegrass, rock and southern gospel. Grasspel Rock.
Anyway, it didn't take but a few minutes of listening to his music on iTunes to realize he was going to be one of my new favorites. I grabbed up all of his albums and then started scouring YouTube for live performances. And knowing he was from the area, drawing much of his inspiration from his Kentucky home as well as time spent in West Virginia, I knew I had to see a live show for myself ASAP. On his site, I saw that he was coming to the V Club in Huntington for back-to-back performances, so I made sure I got myself down to that sold-out show. As a bonus, opening for Tyler was his wife Senora May as well as another (new to me) band "Blank Range". If you're not familiar, I highly recommend checking them all out.
Here are some photos from the show. I posted a few color versions to my instagram if you're interested in looking at those.