Sturgill Simpson Album ReleaseBluegrass
There’s a lot of buzz around this young fella and his Waylon Jennings tendencies. But beyond the hype, there’s a pretty fair portion of musical muscle on High Top Mountain. To be sure, there are some songs on the album that feel a bit thoughtless and formulaic in an “alt-country” sort of way, but for every “Railroad of Sin” there’s a “Water in a Well” — it’s a taut ballad that shows Simpson’s Jennings influence has more than one dimension. Simpson recaps Ralph Stanley’s version of “Poor Rambler,” and has been known to haul out “Listening to the Rain” for a spin — both tokens of an interest in bluegrass that runs beyond the obvious. He’s got a killer band on the album, with steel man Robby Turner front and center, but his touring guys are no slouches, either. As with many of his peers, Simpson and his posse may have already surpassed the album they’ll be playing.
Wed, Jun 12 | 8:00 PM
The Station Inn