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Sturgill Simpson: A Sailor's Guide To Earth

on June 29, 2016 - 10:48am

From the start, this album can seem an exercise in trampling your expectations. Rather than the edgy psych-country Sturgill Simpson honed on Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, the first taste of A Sailor's Guide To Earth is a gruffly sweet greeting for Simpson's young son, all the awe of a new parent orchestrated in strings and steel guitar.

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Austin American Statesman Gone Country: Way too early Best Album of the Year contenders

on June 28, 2016 - 12:37pm

1. “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth”—Sturgill Simpson
“This concept album is going to be remembered as one of the biggest highlights of Simpson’s career, but Simpson could care less about his legacy, which makes it better. He just wants to make music that he enjoys, and that’s all there is to it."
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Nashville Scene

on June 24, 2016 - 11:29am

Watch John Prine and Sturgill Simpson Strum Some Classic

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Rolling Stone: 45 Best Albums of 2016 So Far

on June 22, 2016 - 11:37am

Sturgill Simpson, 'A Sailor's Guide to Earth’

"It's one of many powerfully defiant moments from an artist who's just getting started.”

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LA Times: John Prine and Sturgill Simpson will share a stage at the Grammy Museum

on June 21, 2016 - 12:00am

"John Prine, one of the most critically acclaimed singer-songwriters of the last 50 years, sounds genuinely excited about teaming up with one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters of the last three years, Sturgill Simpson, for a joint question-and-answer session Tuesday night at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles."

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