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Sturgill Simpson

Country Singer Sturgill Simpson Writes A “Social Conciousness” Concept Album

Our World Cafe: Next artist this week is a singer songwriter from Eastern Kentucky named Sturgill Simpson. Earlier this year he self-released his second album called Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. He has called it a “"social consciousness" concept album disguised as a country record." There is no denying Sturgill's amazing voice and the writing on this disc. We will play two including one that can only be called a zen country song. You’ll be able to download them as part of our World Cafe: Next podcast.

Session Setlist
Just Let Go
Life Of Sin

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