Tyler Keith’s songs are gritty and raw and muscled up, punk country noir at its best. They’re full of hellfire and hot rods, pool cues and switch blades, doom-drenched desire on the mystical slick side streets. Keith’s a cross between Jerry Lee Lewis, Jim Thompson, and a preacher on the lam from salvation. It’s criminal that his songs aren’t on every last radio in the savage, whiskey-drenched American night.

Here he is playing a handful of songs and being interviewed by noir volume guest editor William Boyle in the offices of the Southern Documentary Project.


Before Interview:

1. I'm Leaving Town

2. Don't Look on My Dark Side

3. I Wish I'd Never Fallen in Love

After Interview:

4. Tonight I Wanna Be Alone

5. Kid Twist

6. Do It For Johnny