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Best of the Worst Kind

by Tylor & the Train Robbers

Depth of thought steeped in Americana Folk without losing it’s country root grit, lyrically focused frontman and songwriter Tylor Ketchum conjures up his long dead outlaw ancestor, Black Jack Ketchum as the inspiration for their new album, Best of the Worst Kind in a musical necromancy that is delivered in full with the track, The Ballad of Black Jack Ketchum. On the song, Johnny Pisano, lead guitarist, plays a Tennessee Rose Gretch, which brings Western vibe to the song. The lyrics tell the story, but the instruments build the suspense and take the listener along for the ride. The album is set to be released on the anniversary of Black Jack Ketchum's hanging, April 26th, 2019.
Genre: Country: Americana
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1. Lost and Lonely Miles
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2. Before It's Too Late
3:49 $0.99
3. Good at Bad News
3:43 $0.99
4. Storyteller
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5. Still Getting High
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6. The Ballad of Black Jack Ketchum
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7. Pave Your Way
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8. Fumblin' for Rhymes
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9. Few and Far Between
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10. Hide Your Goat
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11. Construction
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12. Place Like This
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Lyrics still set the stage on Best of the Worst Kind. Kicking it off with “Lost and Lonely Miles”, a song about feelings of entitlement, Ketchum sings, “did you take the hard way, was it the way to go? If you take it easy on yourself you might think you have nothing left to know.”

“Hide your Goat” is a song born of a guitar. “I am one who believes that when you buy an instrument there are songs inside of it that you couldn’t write otherwise,” Ketchum states. “Last year I bought a new (vintage 1964) 12 string Gibson B-25. The first time I sat down with the guitar, this song just came out.” The last song on the album, “Place Like This” is and ode to the universal “old guy at the end of the bar”. “On the road we meet a lot of people, but this is a character who seems to be there no matter what town we’re in,” Ketchum asserts. “He will strike up a conversation and tell a story about the good old days. But you never know what his life is really like. I wanted to tell his untold story—the truths he would never tell.”

The 12-song record is the band’s sophomore effort, following the 2017 release of Gravel. The Boise Weekly ranked Gravel as a top local release in 2017 and noted, “Like (John) Prine, singer-lyricist Tylor Ketchum (who’s only in his mid 20’s) has an eye for detail and a plainspoken evenhandedness that songwriters of any age should envy.”

Justin Smith, booking agent for the Million Dollar Cowboy bar in Jackson Hole, Wyoming said in an interview with the Jackson Hole News "This original country-tinged Americana rock band is truly great, and the songwriting is off the charts, The Train Robbers remind me of a young James McMurtry in the best of ways: You can dance to them all night long or get lost in the lyrics.”

Ketchum’s original songs are enhanced with the intricate and intimate sibling harmonies of he and his brother, bass player Jason Bushman. Rounded out by the seasoned musicianship of Tylor’s soon to be father-in-law, Johnny ‘Shoes’ Pisano on lead guitar and Flip Perkins on drums, the band delivers a sound that is raw, honest and polished.

When asked about his hopes for Best of the Worst Kind, Ketchum becomes thoughtful, “I would like this album to help people connect our band name to something real and not just a catchy title. Our goal for our music is to connect with people. We just want to relate to people and remind them that they are not alone. I think what makes music a beautiful thing is that it brings all different kinds of people together.” From good cowboys gone bad to the woesome troubles of the modern American wanderer, Tylor & The Train Robber’s songs explore a span of generations linked by a common spirit.



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