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Just Announced: Sturgill Simpson will play The Fillmore in October

Sturgill Simpson | Photo by Reto Sterchi
Sturgill Simpson | Photo by Reto Sterchi | courtesy of the artist

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 →

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Sturgill Simpson rearranges the nightmare on A Sailor’s Guide To Earth

Sturgill Simpson | Photo by Reto Sterchi
Sturgill Simpson | Photo by Reto Sterchi

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 →

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Sturgill Simpson releases video for “Brace For Impact (Live A Little)” from upcoming A Sailor’s Guide To Earth

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Sturgill Simpson | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | joedeltufo.com

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 →

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Listen to a new song by Sturgill Simpson, “Brace For Impact (Live A Little)”

Sturgill Simpson | Photo by Reto Sterchi
Sturgill Simpson | Photo by Reto Sterchi

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 →

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Listen to a totally rocking new song by Sturgill Simpson, “Sugar Daddy,” from HBO’s Vinyl

Sturgill Simspn | Firefly | Photo by Joe delTufo | http://www.deltufophotography.com/
Sturgill Simspn | Firefly | Photo by Joe delTufo for WXPN | deltufophotography.com

Americana singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson has shared a new song, “Sugar Daddy,” the theme from the highly anticipated new HBO show, Vinyl. It’s a song that is guaranteed to turn the heads of his fans, for whom his acoustic flavored country songs have become near anthems. Continue reading →

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Firefly Music Festival: Morrissey, Spoon, Zella Day, Sturgill Simpson, and more

Crowd during Matt & Kim's set | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.deltufophotography.com/
Crowd during Matt & Kim’s set | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.deltufophotography.com/

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 →