It's a shame what's happened to "Country Music." Now we have to qualify what kind of country we're talking about, usually to make sure y'all know we're talking about "real country" as opposed to "pop country." This kind of conversation comes up a lot when talking about Sturgill Simpson. Take his debut album (due out June 11) for instance: "High Top Mountain." From furious honky-tonk and pre-outlaw country-rocking to spellbinding bluegrass pickin' and emotional balladry, the album serves as a one-stop guide to everything that made real country music such a force to be reckoned with. Pure and uncompromising, devoid of gloss and fakery, "High Top Mountain's" dozen instant classics evoke the sound of timeless country in its many guises and brings back the lyrical forthrightness and depth that permeated the music Simpson absorbed during his Kentucky childhood. My Old Kentucky Blog weighs in, "...this is GOOD COUNTRY. You know, the kind cut from the same mold as Waylon, Willie, and Johnny. ..outlaw, gritty, country-rock with a shot of bourbon (no ice.) ...We're glad he gave up the railroad and got back to writin' songs. There is something here for sure. Something I think any music lover (country or not) can appreciate." Join us for a (free) cold beer and we'll keep the conversation going while Sturgill Simpson shakes the floor with his honky tonk stylings.
Thu, Jun 13 | 6:00 PM
Grimey's New & Preloved Music