Country singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson made his Saturday Night Live debut this weekend, playing two songs from his critically acclaimed 2016 LP A Sailor’s Guide To Earth. Continue reading →
On the heels of his acclaimed 2016 LP A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, Kentucky singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson just announced a U.S. tour that brings him to Philadelphia on October 7th to headline The Fillmore. Tickets to the show go on sale this Friday, May 20th at 10 a.m., more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
An outlaw’s work is never done: Sturgill Simpson‘s latest album, A Sailor’s Guide To Earth, is now streaming on First Listen via NPR Music.
On his last release, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, Simpson challenged the preconceived notion of establishment Nashville by giving the world a record of old-school country filtered through a lens of psychedelia and back-breaking introspective folk music.
With this new record, Simpson continues to break down genre walls by teaming up with Sharon Jones’ horn squad The Dap Kings to combine his modernist country with 60’s soul and rock & roll. Continue reading →
Country mind-eraser Sturgill Simpson continues to stun with his old-school outlaw rock and roll, from 2014’s terrific Metamodern Sounds In Country Music to contributing the song “Sugar Daddy” to HBO’s Vinyl. His new album A Sailor’s Guide To Earth is out this April, and this week he shared the video for it’s lead single “Brace For Impact (Live A Little).” Continue reading →
Singer and songwriter Sturgill Simpson recently announced the release of the followup to his critically acclaimed 2014 album Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. The new album, A Sailor’s Guide To Earth, is out April 15th on Atlantic.
The Americana Music Award winning Simpson self-produced the album, recorded mostly at the Butcher Shoppe in Nashville. It features Simpson’s touring band, and additional contributions from Dan Dugmore on steel guitar, the Dap-Kings, and others.
Sailor’s Guide was written — beginning to end — as a letter to his first child, born during the summer of 2014 and features eight original songs as well as a cover of Nirvana’s “In Bloom.” Continue reading →
Some familiar favorites return with new music this week, and Monday night we’ll dive into a bunch of interesting new projects! Here’s what we’ve got lined up. Continue reading →
Photographer Joe del Tufo has been at Firefly. Despite the evacuation of the grounds last night due to dangerous weather, most of the weekend has been clear. Rockers Kings of Leon, Steve Aoki, and several other bands were unable to perform. Check out some of the photos of band that did get to perform by del Tufo. Continue reading →