Tyler Richton and High Bank Boys releasing new album, ‘Country Standards’ on New Year's Eve at Grinnell Eagles
Deep River’s own Tyler Richton and the High Bank Boys will be performing at the Grinnell Eagles on New Year’s Eve. It’s a special night for Richton and the band as they will be singing songs from their new album, “Country Standards.” The album features 10 songs, eight of which are original recordings, and two cover songs of other artist’s material. Pictured are band members, from left: Edmond Henning, a fiddler, mandolinist, keyboardist and songwriter; Tyler Richton, rhythm and lead guitar and vocals, Cole Neese, drums; and Kale Latcham, bass. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the Blake Jack Band kicking off the evening at 8:30 p.m. with Richton and the band to follow.
By J.O. Parker
If you’re looking for a hot night of country music with a local flavor, come on down to the Grinnell Eagles on New Year’s Eve and help ring in the New Year.
Deep River’s own Tyler Richton and the High Bank Boys will be there belting out their brand of county music.
The evening gets underway at 8:30 p.m. with Kaya Latcham, brother to Kale Latcham, the High Bank Boys base guitarist, shredding some guitar solos. The Blake Jack Band will follow and then Katie and the Honky Tonks will bring good honky-tonkin' sound to the Eagles. Tyler Richton and the High Bank Boys will follow.
It’s a special night for Richton and the band as they will be singing songs from their new album, “Country Standards.” The album features 10 songs, eight of which are original recordings, and two cover songs of other artist’s material.
The lead single from the album is titled “Only Thing Smooth” and it was written by band member Edmond Henning from Hartwick.
“It’s a song that tugs on the heartstrings and reminds the listener of a lonely time when love was lost and trying to drown out the pain by drinking whiskey,” said Richton.
Richton said the song features beautiful fiddle leads, haunting steel guitar licks and backup vocals with a steady backbeat
Henning penned seven of the 10 songs on the new album. One song was co-written by Tyler, Kale Latcham and Henning. And the last two are cover songs. One being a George Strait cover and the other a Lynyrd Skynyrd cover.
The album was recorded and produced by Billy Lawson in Muscle Shoals, Ala. Richton said Billy is a #1 hit songwriter and has had cuts from the likes of George Strait, Trace Adkins and Lee Ann Womack.
“Most notably, Billy penned the song “I Left Somethin’ Turned On at Home” that was recorded by Trace Adkins and went #1 back in the 90’s,” noted Richton.
Richton said he and the band were lucky enough to make the connection with Lawson through a good friend, Royce Johns, a Polk County musician with an EP and two records under his belt.
Richton said there is so much music history in Muscle Shoals and most folks don’t realize that it is only two hours south of Nashville. George Jones lived there for a while and George’s best friend, Peanut, still lives there to this day.
“Many other musical groups got their start in that town,” added Richton. “The band was happy to make friends with Travis Wammack during our time there. Travis was the lead guitar player for Little Richard for a number of years. (Tutti Frutti, Good Golly Miss Molly).”
Tyler Richton and the High Bank Boys feature Tyler Richton, who plays rhythm and lead guitar and provides vocals; Edmond Henning, a fiddler, mandolinist, keyboardist and songwriter; Kale Latcham, bass guitar; and Cole Neese on drums.
“Country Standard” is the band’s second full album release. They released a gospel album, “Tyler Richton, He Taught Me To Sing” in May 2019.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.
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