I have been catching up with a lot of work here on the website, with festivals and videos I have been wanting to see. So many videos of him have surfaced in the last few years, and it concerns me to have so many at hand.

Many times this very thing deters people from actually going to shows, when they can watch it at home. I think that I have indeed delved into that very discussion many times with many different folks.

As for myself, I try my best to attend as many shows as I can, while watching as many hours of videos that I can. I am completely enamored by music of all types, and I study every aspect of it. I fall down so many rabbit holes and discover so many cool new bands by watching videos. So, I also think that if implemented correctly videos and streaming is a good thing. Even though this video has some very brief sound issues, the song set list is amazing, and the band is solid.

One thing I have found out through my studies as a janissary  of Country Music, is that Mr. Tyler Childers is indeed a good man. He helps his community, and continuously gives back to the people of Easy Kentucky. He has so many causes and functions he is passionate about, and uses so much artwork from his friends, that he is one of the finest modern day pioneers of Country Music out now.

I remember one time at the final show for Fifth On The Floor, at Cosmic Charlie’s in Lexington Ky, where Mr. Tyler opened for them. He wasn’t a juggernaut yet like he is now, but he remembered my name and who I was. MIND YOU, we had only met three times prior to that.

As a sober man now, having been at my one year mark from a pill addiction, I had my time in rehab. I had ( and have ) resources available to me at my disposal, that many people in East Kentucky does not have. However, their addiction rate is astronomically high. Every county and community is overrun with people that have opiate addictions.

The text below is directly from a media release:

Many folks have asked how the proceeds from Long Violent History are being used. The money is being used to fund ongoing efforts in education, civil rights and addiction recovery.

As it relates to education, the Hickman Holler Appalachian Relief Fund is in the process of setting up an endowment fund called the Hickman Holler Appalachian College Fund to support scholarships for students of color and financial need at the following Appalachian colleges and universities:  Berea College in Berea, KY; Marshall University in Huntington, WV; Morehead State University in Morehead, KY; and Ohio University in Athens, OH.

In the area of civil rights, the Hickman Holler Appalachian Relief Fund is supporting the work of the ACLU of Kentucky and the Louisville Urban League.  The ACLU of Kentucky works to ensure the liberties and individual rights of the people of Kentucky by working daily in the courts, legislatures and local communities. The Louisville Urban League is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, community service organization dedicated to eliminating racism and its adverse impacts on the Louisville community.

The Hickman Holler Appalachian Relief Fund will also support the ongoing efforts of Hope In The Hills, which is a nonprofit dedicated to fighting the opioid crisis in the Appalachian region through direct funding and event-planning.

Our goal is to be as transparent as possible and to ensure every single penny from Long Violent History album and merchandise proceeds goes towards positive change and action. Please follow @HHAReliefFund on socials and check the official website for ongoing updates about how the money is being used, as well as initiatives by the organizations.


On Friday February 12th at 8pm EST/7pm CST Healing Appalachia will be sharing a full Tyler and The Food Stamps set from 2019. Tune in to check out the broadcast on Tyler’s Facebook page and YouTube channel or Nugs.tv.

Healing Appalachia works with Hope In The Hills, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting the opioid crisis in the Appalachian region through direct funding and event-planning. To learn more and donate visit the official Hope In The Hills website. 

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