Tyler Childers is back.
Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, because the eastern Kentucky native still largely enjoys his time off the road. Aside from a few shows here and there, a couple of festivals and an upcoming Red Rocks two-fer, the man largely stayed out of the spotlight as he awaited the arrival of his firstborn.
But during the shows he’s played this year we’ve heard a lot of new stuff and quite a few covers are making their way into the regular rotation.
We’ve seen the man put together some fantastic covers in the past for everything from SG Goodman’s “Space And Time” to Pink Floyd’s “Time,” Kris Kristoffersons “Help me get through the night,” Hank Williams’ “The Old Country Church” and many more.
That being said, I think he can beat them all with that unique bluegrass twist on “Shoot Low Sheriff!”! for the tribute album by John Anderson, Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson.
The song itself is a cover of Anderson’s self-titled debut studio album from 1980.
Well, one thing is certain about Childers and that is that he can take a cover and practically turn the song into his own unique version while still paying tribute to the legend who originally sang the song, and that’s exactly what we get here , as he slowed it down and added a beautiful violin.
you love to see it
And here’s a look at Anderson’s original:
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/08/05/tyler-childers-puts-bluegrass-twist-on-john-andersons-shoot-low-sheriff-for-tribute-album/ Tyler Childers Puts Bluegrass Twist On John Anderson’s “Shoot Low Sheriff!” For Tribute Album