There’s been quite a bit of chatter on the interwebs lately about Tyler Childers’ live performances.
Folks bitching that he isn’t playing their favorite songs, other complaining that he doesn’t sound the same, some even going as far to question as to whether or not his sobriety is bad for his music (fuck outta here with that noise).
After watching his Farm Aid performance last night, I won’t stand for none of that Tyler Childers slander in my comments section… the dude brought the whole damn house down.
Live from Hartford, Connecticut, Farm Aid 2021 was underway last night, featuring performances from Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews, as well as sets from Tyler Childers, Margo Price, Jamey Johnson and more, the annual Farm Aid concert works to raise money for farming communities across the country.
And according to Willie Nelson, the pandemic has proven that now, more than ever, we need community.
“The experience of the past 18 months has reminded us how much we need each other. I’m so glad that music is bringing us all back together at Farm Aid 2021 to celebrate family farmers.
When we combine music, family farmers and good food, we have the power to grow the kind of agriculture that strengthens all of us.”
Just a great night of great music, you can stream the entire thing if you got the time, but if you’re just looking for the highlights, check out Tyler Childers’ set.
The man is on another level.
“For 35 years, the annual Farm Aid festival has celebrated family farmers, good food and incredible music.
But Farm Aid works every day to support our nation’s family farmers and ranchers who are growing the good food for healthy families, strengthening our communities and protecting soil and water.
Farm Aid needs your help so we can continue to provide the support they need – now more than ever.”