Tyler Childers Caught Digging on a Jesse Daniel Record
Well this is pretty damn cool.
In previous eras we used to get excited any time a massive country artist touted one of our favorite little lowly independent country performers, like the time Keith Urban wore a Surgill Simpson T-Shirt on American Idol, or when Miranda Lambert shouted out Tyler Childers when he was still up-and-coming and opening for the Turnpike Troubadours.
Now Tyler Childers is the one in a position to give big shout outs as one of the biggest acts in country music. So are the Turnpike Troubadours, and Sturgill Simpson. The beneficiary this time happens to be Jesse Daniel—the California native now living in Texas who’s been tearing it up in recent years and is on a trajectory to the big time himself.
It’s through country music that Jesse Daniel has gone from a self-described junkie living in Santa Cruz, California, to now one of the most squared away of independent country music’s rising acts. Ever since his debut self-titled album released in 2018, Jesse Daniel has been demanding the attention of folks.
Lo and behold, when in London, England recently, Tyler Childers stopped by a local record store and was digging on the debut Jesse Daniel record while someone snapped a photo. The photo started making the rounds thanks to Vinyl Cup Records in Des Moines, Iowa. No word if Childers sealed the deal by making the purchase, or how Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson feels about Tyler taking his signature asymmetrical eyebrow move, but it’s a cool moment nonetheless.
Though Jesse Daniel’s subsequent albums Rollin’ On (2020) and Beyond These Walls (2021) are what you may favor if you’re looking for that more polished traditional country sound, long-time Jesse Daniel fans will tell you that the debut album is just as important because it captures Daniel in a transitional period where he still brought a bit of a punk attitude to the music in songs like “Hell Bent,” “Soft Spot (For The Hard Stuff),” and “SR-22 Blues,” which are staples of his live shows.
Jesse Daniel is currently on tour, and getting ready to release a live album My Kind of Country: Live at the Catalyst on March 24th.
February 12, 2023 @ 3:51 pm
This reminds me of a pic I saw long ago of Bob Dylan holding a David Allan Coe album at a record store.
February 12, 2023 @ 6:40 pm
Been loving JD for years. Guy is so good and his wife runs a tight ship when ordering merch.
February 12, 2023 @ 9:50 pm
That’d be a great collaboration.
February 13, 2023 @ 8:49 am
and 22 pounds seem like a resonable price for that piece of vynil!
February 13, 2023 @ 10:53 am
Nice! I’m not into his first record that much, but “Rollin’ On” IMO is the best country record of the past decade. It does everything right, with only a couple missteps isolated to two tracks.
Hopefully he gets more attention.
February 13, 2023 @ 11:06 am
Have had the pleasure of opening for Jesse twice. the most sincere, down to earth, nicest guy you could hope to share a stage with. Can’t say enough positive things about Jesse Daniel. Genuinely good person and phenomenal writer/performer who deserves all of the good things coming his way. I remember telling everyone I could about him in 2018 and people were like “who?” There’s a lot of discussion about what is and what isn’t “country” music in 2023. To me, Jesse Daniel embodies what authentic country music should strive to be.
February 14, 2023 @ 7:08 am
Daniel’s debut album is still my favorite. It’s a bit raw, but that’s what I like about it. It’s like getting a picture of the real Jesse Daniel without the structure and polish of a album intended for widespread release.