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NPR Music First Listen: Sturgill Simpson, 'A Sailor's Guide To Earth'

  • NPR Music First Listen: Sturgill Simpson, 'A Sailor's Guide To Earth'
    April 7, 2016

     

    What does the man who said "no" do when everyone around him responds with a "yes"? That's a question Sturgill Simpson had to ask himself upon embarking on his first recordings after his 2014 breakthrough, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music. That album, which showed a deep understanding of country's formalities while playing on the individualistic rebelliousness of rock and enlisting the emotional power of soul, pushed the 37-year-old Kentuckian from a respectable spot in Nashville's crowded talent pool right to its center.

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on April 7, 2016 - 12:00am

 

What does the man who said "no" do when everyone around him responds with a "yes"? That's a question Sturgill Simpson had to ask himself upon embarking on his first recordings after his 2014 breakthrough, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music. That album, which showed a deep understanding of country's formalities while playing on the individualistic rebelliousness of rock and enlisting the emotional power of soul, pushed the 37-year-old Kentuckian from a respectable spot in Nashville's crowded talent pool right to its center.

Read more here.