The guitarist who reinvented the sound of country music. From his work with legends Lambchop and The Silver Jews, William Tyler is now going solo – and creating some of the most exciting instrumental music out there.

Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, guitarist William Tyler is the son of Dan Tyler, a lawyer-turned-Music Row songwriter whose chart credits include hits with Eddie Rabbit, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers, and LeAnn Rimes. Not to be outdone, William has proven himself just as prolific a songwriter, and has toured and recorded with such luminaries as Lambchop, Wooden Wand, The Silver Jews, Bonnie Prince Billy, Candi Staton, Charlie Louvin, and Rhys Chatham.

The younger Tyler’s first recording band was The Paper Hats, who cut two albums: 2004’s ‘Come and See’ and 2008’s ‘Desert Canyon’. In 2010, his first track as a solo artist, “Between Radnor and Sunrise,” appeared on Tompkins Square’s Imaginational Anthems, Vol. 4 compilation, followed almost immediately by his universally acclaimed album ‘Behold the Spirit’.

Tyler continued touring as a solo artist and working as a session musician. His sophomore effort, ‘Impossible Truth’, was released by Merge Records in early 2013 and over the next couple of years, he continued touring as a headliner as well as opening for other artists, including Hiss Golden Messenger.

During a sabbatical in Oxford, Mississippi, Tyler began writing new material based on what he felt was either lost or vanishing in American music. He decamped to April Base Studios in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and began cutting basic tracks for an album. His session players included Phil Cook, bassist Darin Gray, and percussionist Glenn Kotche. The project was completed in Nashville. Recorded and mixed by Jon Ashley, and co-produced by Tyler and Brad Cook.

‘Modern Country’ was released in mid-2016 to widespread critical acclaim, going on to rank in Pitchfork’s Top 50 albums of 2016.