Tyler Childers’ star shines bright behind NPR’s Tiny Desk

By Matt Wickstrom

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Tyler Childers’ performed an NPR Tiny Desk concert on March 8, 2018.

WASHINGTON, DC (April 11, 2018) — Rising country music artist and Eastern Kentucky native has been garnering critical acclaim for his debut album “Purgatory” and selling out shows nationwide, but on March 8 the raspy songsmith played arguably his most groundbreaking show to date. The desk may have been small, but the spotlight couldn’t have been brighter when he stepped into Bob Boilen’s office at the NPR Studios to film an installment of their ever-popular Tiny Desk concert series.

The series, which has filmed intimate, stripped-down concerts since 2008, has featured a wide array of artists in its decade of existence ranging from Kentuckians Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton to T-Pain and Anderson.Paak.

Childers’ March 8 performance saw the artist perform “Nose on the Grindstone,” “22nd Winter” and “Lady May.” Listen to Childers’ entire NPR Tiny Desk concert below.

Childers returns to Kentucky this summer for shows in Beaver Dam on May 11 with John Prine and August 18 with Aubrie Sellers; June 23 in Ashland, June 29 and 30 in Lexington and August 16 and 17 in Louisville. For a full listing of tour dates visit tylerchildersmusic.com/tourtylerchildersmusic.com/tour.

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