Tyler Childers releases his debut album Purgatory, which was co-produced by crossover country great Sturgill Simpson and Sturgill collaborator David Ferguson, next week (8/4), but NPR is streaming the whole album now. To quote NPR's Ann Powers:

Childers is a vocalist muscular enough to carry an outlaw rocker like "Whitehouse Road" and agile enough to roll with a cosmic meditation like "Universal Sound," a road song that ends up as philosophical as Simpson's best work. Top Nashville cats like guitarist Michael J. Henderson and fiddle and mandolin player Stuart Duncan, along with the steady and inventive Miles Miller on drums, add musical details to the mix that enrich Childers's already evocative storytelling. Like many young Americana artists, Childers makes his nods to history explicit — he interpolates the gospel classic "Working on a Building" into one song and borrows the melody line from "In the Pines" on another.

You can listen to the whole album HERE.

Tyler has also expanded his tour, including the addition of a NYC show on October 18 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon. Updated dates are listed, with streams of three songs off the new album, below.

Tyler Childers -- 2017 Tour Dates
Jul 28 Mountain Arts Center Prestonsburg, KY
Aug 01 Riot Room Kansas City, MO
Aug 03 Grace Museum Abilene, TX
Aug 04 Hoots Pub Amarillo, TX
Aug 05 Lost Lake Lounge Denver, CO
Aug 06 Rhythms on the Rio South Fork, CO
Aug 07 Valley Bar Phoenix, AZ
Aug 09 The Casbah San Diego, CA
Aug 10 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
Aug 12 Hotel Utah San Francisco, CA
Aug 15 Doug Fir Portland, OR
Aug 16 Sunset Tavern Seattle, WA
Aug 18 Remington Bar Whitefish, MT
Aug 19 Live From The Divide Bozeman, MT
Aug 22 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
Aug 26 Moontower Music Festival Lexington, KY
Sep 11 The Basement Nashville, TN
Sep 14 The Basement Nashville, TN
Sep 16 Kickin It On The Creek Irvine, KY
Sep 17 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Bristol, VA
Sep 18 The Basement Nashville, TN
Sep 23 River Rat Beer & Music Festival Gallipolis, OH
Sep 24 The Forum Hazard, KY w/ Drive-By Truckers
Sep 25 The Basement Nashville, TN
Sep 30 Devils Backbone Roseland, VA
Oct 18 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Oct 20 Red Room at Cafe 939 Boston, MA

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