Saturday, June 1st
Tylor & the Train Robbers
w/ Jeremy Pinnell
$10 adv / $12 door
7pm doors / 8pm show
Tickets on sale now at The Record Exchange or online at
Tylor & the Train Robbers, a Boise Idaho based band, possess a depth of thought steeped in Americana Folk without losing it’s Country root grittiness. Hailing from small town Helix Oregon, lyrically focused frontman and songwriter Tylor Ketchum conjures up his long dead outlaw ancestor, Black Jack Ketchum as the inspiration for their new album, Best of the Worst Kind in a musical necromancy that is delivered in full with the title track, The Ballad of Black Jack Ketchum. Set to be released on the anniversary of his hanging, April 26th, the music video for the ballad was was filmed at Black Jack’s grave during the bands most recent tour through the South West United States.
From good cowboys gone bad to the woesome troubles of the modern American wanderer, Tylor & The Train Robber’s songs explore a span of generations linked by a common spirit.
Justin Smith, booking agent for the Million Dollar Cowboy bar in Jackson Hole, Wyoming said in an interview with the Jackson Hole News
“This original country-tinged Americana rock band is truly great, and the songwriting is off the charts, The Train Robbers remind me of a young James McMurtry in the best of ways: You can dance to them all night long or get lost in the lyrics.”
The Boise Weekly ranked Tylor & the Train Robbers debut album, Gravel, as a top local release in 2017 and noted
“Like (John) Prine, singer-lyricist Tylor Ketchum (who’s only in his mid 20s) has an eye for detail and a plainspoken evenhandedness that songwriters of any age should envy.”
Ketchum’s original songs are enhanced with the intricate and intimate sibling harmonies of he and his brother, bass player Jason Bushman. Rounded out by the seasoned musicianship of Tylor’s soon to be father-in-law, Johnny ‘Shoes’ Pisano on lead guitar and Flip Perkins on drums, the band delivers a sound that is raw, honest and polished.
Tylor & The Train Robbers have shared the stage with some of the most innovative players in modern Americana/Country music including the Turnpike Troubadours, Reckless Kelly, Sam Riggs, Corb Lund, American Aquarium, Chris Knight, Micky & the Motorcars, Shane Smith & the Saints, Dirty River Boys, The Black Lillies, Cody Canada & the Departed, Casey Donahew, John Pardi, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Dale Watson, Stoney LaRue, Marshall Tucker Band and more.
When Jeremy Pinnell released OH/KY in the summer of 2015 to stunned acclaim, it felt like an entire career compressed into one knock-out album. Hailed as a “ming-blowingly good” (Greg Vandy, KEXP) “tutorial on classic country music” (Popmatters), Pinnell’s debut immediately differentiated as authentic and unflinching. Dogged touring through Europe and the states and celebrated radio
sessions followed, cementing Pinnell’s position as a no-fuss master of his craft.
His 2017 album Ties of Blood and Affection presents a canny lateral move. Instead of doubling down on the stark themes and values of his debut, this sophomore album finds Pinnell finding comfort in his own skin and achieving the redemption only hinted at in his previous batch of haunted songs. Here Pinnell joyfully embraces the
working life, family obligations, and faith. His new stories delve into acceptance and survival, all the while investigating his most challenging chapter yet: adulthood. While “If life don’t get any better / I’m alright with this” isn’t an out-right triumph, it’s an honest revelation.
You can feel the room breathe and get a sense of these musicians eyeballing each other as their performances are committed directly to thick analog tape. Honest and careworn, Jeremy’s voice can touch on wry, jubilant, and debauched – all in a single line. Ties of Blood and Affection offers a fair dose resolution to Jeremy’s story. At his
best, Jeremy Pinnell chronicles the joy and sorrow of being human, which is the best that anyone could do.
“Hardscrabble honky-tonk at its best, nodding to Johnny Cash and Buck Owens in equal measure. Ties of Blood and Affection is a stellar collection that could earn Pinnell comparisons to Sturgill Simpson.” – ROLLING STONE
“One of my favorite new finds.” – Sean Moeller / DAYTROTTER
“Kentuckian Jeremy Pinnell hits all the country-tune sweet spots. His voice is strong and a little mournful — you can feel his ache seep through the speakers as you listen — and the rhythm section shuffles along gently. Weepy pedal steel licks feel just right as Pinnell sings a regretful refrain of ‘I did it again,’ a familiar sentiment for any of us who’ve ever done a little backsliding.” – THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION