Smart Bets: William Tyler

William Tyler’s new album, Goes West, sports a catchy title, but it’s also a literal distillation of the instrumental guitarist’s life since the release of his 2016 stunner, Modern Country. In one of recent music’s best examples of truthful advertising, the Mississippi native left his adopted home of Nashville and, like the Clampetts, moved to California, where he subsequently wrote the fresh material. After working with Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and Hiss Golden Messenger multi-instrumentalist Phil Cook on the previous record, Tyler recruited such West Coast stalwarts as Dawes drummer Griffin Goldsmith and Hand Habits guitarist Meg Duffy to round out the transplanted sound. Tyler brings his latest tunes to The Mothlight on Sunday, March 3. The night begins at 8 p.m. with a set from Asheville’s own Shane Parish. $15 advance/$18 day of show. Photo by Chantal Anderson

About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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