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Sturgill Simpson

Sturgill Simpson Is The 2014 Americana Emerging Artis


We are live once again today from the campground stage at the Philadelphia Folk Festival where in the past we have been lucky to record sets with The Felice Brothers, Deer Tick and John Fullbright. Today’s set, recorded on August 14, may be one of the best ever as we hear from the country singer Sturgill Simpson. Sturgill got some good reviews and shout outs for his Waylon Jenning’s style baritone on his first album, High Top Mountain in 2013. But it was nothing like the acclaim for the new Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. In fact, since we recorded today’s session Sturgill was named Emerging Artist of the Year at the 2014 Americana Awards. Hear why on today’s session.

Session Setlist
Turtles All The Way Down
Long White Line
Life Of Sin
Medicine Springs


Recent Release: Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Release Date: May 13, 2014
Label: High Top Mountain Records
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