For those unfamiliar with Tyler Farr, one might think the artist to be a bit somber if they are to judge by the name of his latest album, Suffer In Peace. Fans that attended his album release party at the Irving Plaza in New York City would beg to differ. Farr brought the rock and roll to the stage with his screaming guitar licks and explosive live show.
Farr played a new track, “Raised To Pray,” early during his show, using one line — “from the outside looking in we might appear a little rough around the edges” — as a sort of mission statement.
To see Tyler Farr on stage with his bearded-band you would think you were at a old-school rock show. Farr’s voice is a edgy-rasp and you can tell he really feels the lyrics to his songs.
As he does on his album, Farr spent a large part of his set declaring his fidelity to his roots (he’s a Missouri boy). He stressed this throughout the night: he’s “c-o-u-n-t-r-y” to the core and a firm supporter of America’s military efforts.
When Farr played “Hello Goodbye” with only acoustic accompaniment, the crowd was quiet and in complete listening mode.
He then played his hit “Redneck Crazy” much to the crowds approval. Irving Plaza cheered loudly for Farr as he sang about a bitter breakup with a redneck twist.
“I didn’t come here to start a fight, but I’m up for anything tonight
You know you broke the wrong heart, baby,
And drove me redneck crazy”
Farr has a lot to live up to with his sophomore disc, Suffer in Peace. The 11-track album features three songs co-written by Farr, a duet with Jason Aldean and Farr’s current single, “A Guy Walks Into a Bar,” which has earned spots in the Top 10 on both Billboard‘s Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts.
No matter what, Tyler Farr delivers a high-energy live show and is ready to get out there and prove that his latest efforts are worth attention and more than a listen.