A Conversation with David Childers

Episode 23 · March 19th, 2021 · 41 mins

About this Episode

It’s been said that late bloomers bloom best. Not sure where I heard that, but it certainly applies to David Childers, the singer/songwriter based outside of Charlotte, NC. David’s one of the sharpest songwriters around, mixing southern wit, imagery, and charm with an Americana feel. His latest album, Interstate Lullaby, covers a broad range of themes from climate change to white supremacy. The characters in his songs are rough around the edge, gritty, and far from perfect. He captures their humanity in so many ways that you'd think he’s been at it for his entire life, but it wasn’t until his late 30s and early 40s that he got serious. And it was just a few years ago that he retired from his career as a lawyer, and now focuses full time on music at an age when most folks would kick back and relax. Make no mistake, David is serious about his craft. You hear it throughout our discussion; he’s a student of classic writers like Chaucer, Kerouac, Dylan, Guthrie, and yeah, even Springsteen, it shows. So for all you aspiring songwriters out there, grab a beer and listen in. And keep at it!