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While I can respect the fact that he’s not fell into the Nashville trap and radio country thing he only has a handful of songs I actually like. This guy is popular really for not being popular lol with the mainstream.
I think Nashville & Country Music on every level is on a mission to self destruct. I think they’re blind to who buys their music. They’ve created the same bubble to reside in as the Hollywood crowd. That’s fine, people are free to do stupid & ignorant things in this country, at least as of right now they’re still free to do so. Why do you think George Strait & Garth Brooks have remained such huge stars with fan bases that only grow & grow ? They don’t get political, no one knows their views & which political ideology they support & that is how it should be bc the fans don’t care & they don’t want to know. I just don’t see how country artists can come to the conclusion that they want to alienate & turn away their fans aka their revenue source.
Don’t buy this. It’s garbage. That the one original song is an ode to the BLM movement? Does he know his audience??? I just quit Tyler Childers after being my go-to for music. This almost entirely instrumental album is crap. Worthless. I want my money back!
All the comments claiming he jumped on a band wagon .. he expressed both sides of the argument .. there is injustice and the media has been lying to target and cause distraction .... unique album , I understood it after watching the Tyler’s message on YouTube
Just because it’s something you don’t agree with doesn’t mean you give it one star and call him a shill. And the same applies to the fact that most of this is fiddle work. I personally think this is an impressive album, and while I can agree with the people here that are saying the media is going wild and making things look worse than they are, that doesn’t take away from the fact that, while not as bad as it used to be, racism and hate crimes are an issue. And I know someone’s gonna think “this is some libtard trying to defend this guy” but I’m generally conservative and want to support a fellow human being while also remembering there are crappy people out there. Anyway, Tyler is doing great on his fiddle stuff now
All of you that are mad that this is mostly instrumental need to learn how to read. It’s literally in the description and Tyler put out a whole video explaining why he released this album. I think the Appalachian style fiddle music is awesome. It also supports a cause that people shouldn’t even be fighting over in this day and age. Country music isn’t your safe space. One should ignore the long violent history in the southern United States and back country. Much of that violent history targeted Black people and the working class poor.
I first heard you with the Great late John Prine on Austin City Limits. I was impressed and started reading about this album. Listened to it and it reminded me of the times we went to KY to relatives homes and stayed up all night listening to everyone playing THE MUSIC! It was always great listening as is with this album. Personaly, I think you should do a little research on the movements you stand for because they are racist themselves. All that aside, job well done and keep on keeping on with great music! Thank you!
Tyler, you win some and you lose some. Although I like to sing along to your music and hear you sing, I still have found this instrumental album to be captivating. I wouldn’t have expected anything less than the hallowing sounds from a fellow Appalachian.
As a fellow appalachian I love the sound you have going on here. While your vocals are what drew me to your music and the lyrics make it relatable this was still something I enjoyed. I'm lovin the last track! You hit the nail on the head when you asked us what would we do if the shoe was on the other foot. And to the people giving this one star... I feel sorry for you. It must be hard going through life without empathy (you see what I did there?), good luck on your side of history.
In your recent video you say something along the lines of “media we can’t completely trust”, yet you seem to let the media emotionally manipulate you to the point where you jump headlong into a political movement that has no true intentions of peace or reform. I’m a fan of your music and always will be, but you have to be honest & always tell the truth. If you don’t know the truth then seek it out, but the cases you mentioned have all been exploited and lied about by the media to sell clicks and views. Everyone on the planet earth agrees that George Floyd shouldn’t have died that day, and everyone can get behind the idea that police need better training, but the statistics just do not back the statement that black Americans are disproportionately targeted/killed by police in this country. Don’t be so blind, Tyler. Thanks for the music. All of this being said, this is an awesome album, I love falling asleep to it or listening to it while driving. Strong work.
This is incredible mountain fiddling & i’m a Hickory Briar Boy from Hardin County Ky whose Dad was a 6 year old coal miner in ACME W.V. back in them days in the holler all you need was a fiddle & banjo where you could hear the echoing.Your music helps me remember the good times when my parents were alive & my daddy’s brothers & sisters still in them mountains. Thank you for your art.
I’d give no stars if I could! Tyler, I understand your young but wake up brother!!! The media is lying!! BLM is a anti American racist organization that wants to destroy our traditional beliefs, the nuclear family and hates whites only for the color of our skin! You need to learn history before you try to preach to us! Sad man, really sad!!
It’s not something I would normally listen to. The music sounds like it belongs on a soundtrack to a Civil War documentary. The music has its place artistically And it’s good. The political bent of the album and title track is off putting. Tyler has his right to use his elevated status to voice his opinions. And I have the right to think what I think. I’m tired of being preached to by entertainers and celebrities.
All of you that are complaining about the instrumentals seem to just not understand what true Appalachian music is. You can't complain that you didn't know because it was a surprise and he released a (powerful) video message beforehand explaining it and it has countless descriptions you should've heeded before listening. And for the message, human decency and believing in equal rights isn't just a liberal quality. It's not about your political standpoint. It's about your morals. He should keep doing what he's doing. Great record
Social justice and equality for all is an important aspect of life and should not be classified to many of you as “political views” and that he needs to keep those views out of his music. Get outta here with that. As far as the album goes, this man never disappoints and continues to push out excellent music.
I’ve liked every album Tyler Childers has released although i must say the last one was a little over produced... considering I’ve seen him live 3 times and was great every time he played a show. The great thing about Tyler Childers’ previous albums is he took his time, and that resulted in great albums with great music, this one just isn’t one of those albums. I will say i like the bluegrass instrumental though, but it’s missing his unique sound.
The approach to folk music presented here is authentic and honest. All folk music is rebel music. All rebel music is about upholding the rights of the human spirit before the great machine of the institution, whether that institution be capitalism, racism, or any other ism. We are all free men and women in America. We must stand together to defend all of our rights. When one victim is oppressed, we are all oppressed.
Tyler’s explanation on his YouTube Chanel was complete and utter lies. He pushes dangerous theories about Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor with no basis in fact. He compares Blake to a guy fishing just looking though a tackle box as if nothing else happened. I love all of Tyler’s music but this explanation falls short of his usual standard. I expected more of him. I don’t hold it against him and hope he comes to know the truth.
Only song on the album with lyrics is a regurgitation of main stream media false narrative about systematic oppression of African Americans in 2020. I always thought Tyler Childers wasn’t that superficial. Guess I was wrong.