Jason Tyler Burton “High Road To Harlan” – Listen

Jason Tyler Burton’s having a busy Summer – he’s just played at Montana’s  Red Ants Pants Music Festival, and has a new album ‘Kentuckian‘ all ready to go on September 6th.  This here’s the first single from it – a fully realised story of an 85 year old Appalachian coal miner looking at the remains of his life in a world that’s heading for carbon neutrality and doesn’t want coal any more.   As desperation descends the only thing left to do is exit the best he can.

Why ‘Kentuckian‘ ?  Well Jason Tyler Burton was born in Michigan but raised in Kentucky – although he’s now a resident of Wyoming.  It’s the state he thinks of as his home-state though that has inspired him to write songs that capture the complexities of life in modern America.

Photograph : Erica Chambers

About Jonathan Aird 2652 Articles
Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments