Sturgill Simpson

7 May

The (Man in the) Band:  Sturgill Simpson

What’s the story? It’s simple, or it at least it should be. A guitar that is good for pickin’, steel or string. A voice that sounds like it has lived some life –  some whisky, some road, some love, some hangovers. A sound that’s good for foot stompin’ or some whisky drinkin’ of your own. And lyrics that goddammit mean SOMETHING, other than thinking your tractor is sexy or wondering whether your chicken is fried. Country music once had an element of earnest, and Sturgill Simpson seems to have travelled through time to remind us of that fact. You wish he was the face of country music. Here’s hopin’ it won’t take a couple more years before he becomes an overnight success. 

Sounds Like: Waylon’s bastard son makin’ you wish Shooter woulda’ done it this way

The gateway song: 

“Life of Sin”

(listen to whole new album ‘Meta-Modern Sounds in Country Music’ for a limited time here!

“Medicine Springs”

Other songs:   

“Turtles All the Way Down”

 

 If you liked this, check out these bands/songs:

Blitzen Trapper “Taking It Easy Too Long”

Justin Townes Earle “Look The Other Way”

Waylon Jennings Live album (the best thing around, trust me)

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