Tyler Childers & The Foodstamps
Spawning from a working-class coal town in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains might sound like an Americana artist cliché, but it is Paintsville, Ky. native Tyler Childers’ reality. The soulful singer/songwriter (who now works out of Lexington) writes with a poetic, observational depth that belies his youth (he’s in his early 20s), and frequent touring has helped him build a growing following across the region, including here in Cincinnati. While perfectly capable of captivating audiences with just his voice and an acoustic, Childers also amps things up and tours with West Virginia rockers DeadBeats and Barkers as Tyler Childers & The Foodstamps.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Drive-By Truckers, Jeremy Pinnell, Ray Lamontagne. (Mike Breen)