Had things worked out only slightly differently, Myron Elkins would likely be living a life of quiet anonymity as a welder in his home state of Michigan right now. Instead, thanks to a few small twists of fate, the young singer is now one of Americana music’s fastest rising stars. Elkins’ debut album Factories, Farms & Amphetamines is a brutally honest collection of songs featuring sharp observations informed by his working-class upbringing. “I’m interested in stories. I’m writing about where I come from. Things I’ve seen and things I’ve heard,” he says. With his storytelling prowess and gritty mix of classic rock, country, and the blues, Myron Elkins is poised to become a generational-defining talent.