#608 William Tyler – Sunken Garden

Nashville-based guitarist William Tyler will return next month with Modern Country, and it finds him making a significant shift in gears from 2013’s Impossible Truth. While that first collection veered between towering epics and more pastoral folk tunes, Modern Country is a deep dive in to melody and structure. With an all-star cast behind him – featuring multi-instrumentalist Phil Cook (Hiss Golden Messenger, Blind Boys of Alabama), bassist Darin Gray (Tweedy, Jim O‚ÄôRourke), and percussionist Glenn Kotche (Wilco) – this latest collection is further proof that Tyler is a talent capable of telling fascinating stories without uttering a word.

Modern Country is due out on June 10.