Tyler Childers (SOLD OUT) at Rustic
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It’s not a minor quibble to remind folks that Kentuckian Tyler Childers is not a devoted protégé of fellow Kentuckian songwriter Sturgill Simpson, as has been oft reported. Yes, Simpson, one the most acclaimed modern Americana artists going today, produced Childers’ fine 2017 country-folk gem Purgatory, but a seat behind in the control booth doesn’t equal fatherly mentorship. While Childers year-long run of sold-out shows mirrors Simpson’s frenzied early days, it’s worth squeezing into a gig when you can now, because Childers is a master in the making.