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Sturgill Simpson

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Sturgill Simpson

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Taylor Swift is not the only artist recording at breakneck pace these times. Now Sturgill Simpson has declared Cuttin’ Grass, Vol. 2: The Cowboy Arms Periods, his next shock album in as a lot of months. Like the earlier installment, these music reinterpret his catalog by bluegrass and aspect an all-star lineup of acoustic musicians he’s dubbed the Hillbilly Avengers.

“On Quantity 2, we recorded anything I was way too fearful to do on Volume 1,” Simpson states in a statement.

Recorded at the Cowboy Jack Clement’s Cowboy Arms Hotel and Recording Spa in Nashville, Tenn., The Cowboy Arms Classes mostly draws on 2016’s A Sailor’s Manual to Earth, but it also features two beforehand unreleased tracks, “Tennessee” and “Hobo Cartoon,” the latter of which Simpson co-wrote with the late Merle Haggard. Haggard sent Simpson the keep track of right before his dying, which Simpson ultimately completed several years later.

“Merle loved bluegrass, so it felt like a good homage, genuinely uncovered and stripped down to the root of a thing,” Simpson claims.

Cuttin’ Grass, Vol. 2 arrives at a ceremonious instant for bluegrass. On Saturday, Dec. 5, the Grand Ole Opry honored the 75th anniversary of the sort, marking the evening that Earl Scruggs created his Opry debut with Monthly bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys with a distinctive general performance that includes the Del McCoury Band and the Travelin’ McCourys. Simpson’s latest foray – reexamining his very own genre-irreverent work with an specialist practitioner’s eye – additional cements his singularity.

Cuttin’ Grass, Vol. 2: The Cowboy Arms Classes is out now via Significant Major Mountain Documents.

Cuttin’ Grass, Vol. 2: The Cowboy Arms Periods tracklist:

  1. Phone To Arms
  2. Brace for Impact
  3. Oh Sarah
  4. Sea Tales
  5. Hero
  6. Welcome To Earth (Pollywog)
  7. Jesus Boogie
  8. Continue to keep It Among The Lines
  9. You Can Have The Crown
  10. Tennessee
  11. Some Days
  12. Hobo Cartoon