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William Tyler On World Cafe

William Tyler's latest album is called <em>Modern Country</em>.
William Tyler's latest album is called <em>Modern Country</em>.

The roads less traveled, the blue routes — whatever you call them, if you do enough solo touring, you end up searching for alternatives to the interstate. Nashville guitarist William Tyler discovered the idea for his new album Modern Country while out on tour, on the back roads. Tyler is an instrumental artist, yet he still thinks of his music as having a narrative. "Modern Country is a love letter to what we're losing in America," he's said of the album. "To what we've already lost."

Tyler has worked with the Nashville bands Lambchop and Silver Jews since 1998, but has been concentrating on his solo work for much of the last decade. He is joined on Modern Country by a stellar crew, including Phil and Brad Cook of Megafaun and Glenn Kotche of Wilco.

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