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

Author: Jonathan Aird

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?

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