Stateside Presents

TYLER CHILDERS

TYLER CHILDERS

GEORGE SHINGLETON, MR. MUDD & MR. GOLD

Mon, August 7, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Valley Bar

Phoenix, AZ

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

TYLER CHILDERS
TYLER CHILDERS
Like many great Southern storytellers, singer-songwriter Tyler Childers has fallen in love with a place. The people, landmarks and legendary moments from his childhood home of Lawrence County, Kentucky, populate the 10 songs in his formidable debut, Purgatory, an album that's simultaneously modern and as ancient as the Appalachian Mountains in which events unfold.

The album, co-produced by Grammy Award winners Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, is a semiautobiographical sketch of Childers' growth from wayward youth to happily married man, told in the tradition of a Southern gothic novel with a classic noir antihero who may just be irredeemable. Purgatory is a chiaroscuro painting with darkness framing light in high relief. There's catharsis and redemption. Sin and temptation. Murder and deceit. Demons and angels. Moonshine and cocaine. So much moonshine and cocaine. All played out on the large, colorful canvas of Eastern Kentucky.

Childers had been searching for a certain sound for his debut album for years as he honed his craft, and was finding it elusive when his friend, drummer Miles Miller, introduced him to Simpson, the Grammy Award-winning musician and fellow Kentuckian. Childers sent Simpson a group of his songs, then went to visit him in Nashville.

"And he said, 'There's this sound. I know what you're trying to get at, the mountain sound,'" Childers recalled. "'So I asked, 'What are you doing?'"

Intrigued, Simpson enlisted the aid of Ferguson, the Grammy Award winning sound engineer. They assembled a band that included multi-instrumentalists Stuart Duncan, Michael J. Henderson and Russ Pahl, bassist Michael Bub and Miller on drums, of course, and helped Childers make a debut album of consequence that announces an authentic new voice.

"I was writing an album about being in the mountains," Childers said. "I wanted it to have that gritty mountain sound. But at the same time, I wanted a more modern version of it that a younger generation can listen to -- the people I grew up with, something I'd want to listen to."
GEORGE SHINGLETON
GEORGE SHINGLETON
George Shingleton is an American Country music singer residing in Nashville, TN. He was born and raised in the hills of Taylor County, WV where he began singing and playing in the church choir by age four. As he was growing up, his passion and love for Southern Rock and Country Music inspired him to take up guitar so he could begin to tell his own story. George's undeniable vocal conveys the soul and strength built from enduring the strife and obstacles presented on his journey to discover his dream.

Influences such as Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, Jamey Johnson, Hank Williams, Jr. and The Allman Brothers Band have all contributed to George's sound. George has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such acts as Darryl Worley, John Michael Montgomery, Bucky Covington, Montgomery Gentry, Charlie Daniels, Bo Bice, Trent Tomlinson, Keith Anderson and many more.
MR. MUDD & MR. GOLD
MR. MUDD & MR. GOLD
Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold were born in Phoenix, Arizona during the Great Dust Storm of 2011. From the dust and wreckage emerged a bastard child of country, blues, Appalachia, bluegrass, and rockabilly that wanted nothing more than to kick your ass. You like getting your ass kicked, don't you? Then come be friends with Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold.
Venue Information:
Valley Bar
130 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
http://www.valleybarphx.com/