Jason Tyler Burton
Rural Americana and Folk music
Jason Tyler Burton looks at his 84-year-old father as they stand near the old commissary at the Mary Helen coal mine site in Harlan County, Kentucky. He sees a man who is appalled at what has happened to this place where he spent his childhood, and yet he also knows his father still loves that place. While many of the complexities and nuances of life have changed from his father’s time to his own, Burton works to unpack them as he creates his own brand of rural Americana. A brand in which he is not afraid to break down the stereotypes and cliches that are presented in books, on the news, or the endless stream of pop country songs coming out of Nashville.