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Sturgill Simpson

1998 Dallas (7/5) 2006 San Fran (7/15,7/16) 2009 San Fran (8/28) 2010 Bristow (5/13) NY (5/21) 2011 Alpine Valley (9/3,9/4)
2012 Missoula (9/30) 2013 Chicago (7/19) Pittsburgh (10/11) Buffalo (10/12) Baltimore (10/27) Dallas (11/15)
2014 Austin (10/12) Memphis (10/14) St. Paul (10/19) Milwaukee (10/20) Denver (10/22)
2016 Ft. Lauderdale (4/8) Miami (4/9) Hampton (4/18) Philly (4/28,4/29) NY (5/1,5/2) 2018 Seattle (8/10) Missoula (8/13) 2022 Nashville (9/16)

E.V. - 2008 Berkeley (4/8) 2012 Austin (11/9,11/12)
Temple of the Dog - 2016 Upper Darby



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    BrainOfJHABrainOfJHA KC Posts: 695
    This guy is blowing up right now. I'm not into country but damn this is a great album.
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    jerparker20jerparker20 St. Paul, MN Posts: 2,443
    Your goddamn right! I strongly encourage everyone to give Sturgill a listen. "Metamodern Sounds.." and his first album "High Top Mountain" are first class. I got tickets to see him in December in Minneapolis. Can't wait.
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    jjflashjjflash Posts: 4,881
    Album on the Year IMHO. Similar to BrainOfJHA, I'm not a huge fan of country music, but there's something about Sturgill's music that hits me deep...perhaps it's the raw, uncompromised honesty he conveys, not unlike eV. Stoked to be seeing him for the first time live this coming Sunday at his sold out show in Birmingham.

    Check out his first album too. It's a bit more traditional than MMSICM but still dang good.
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    saw him open for ZBB
    good stuff
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    buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitar Posts: 8,951
    I like this guy too, his music is like stonerbilly
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    ComeToTXComeToTX Austin Posts: 7,673
    looking forward to finally seeing him next week.
    This show, another show, a show here and a show there.
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    jjflashjjflash Posts: 4,881
    Saw Sturgill play Birmingham last night and it was the bee's knees. The opener, Cris Jacobs, put on quite a show as well and set a great tone for the night. Cris used a cigar box guitar as a lap steel for a handful of songs and scorched on bluesy numbers like a cover of Samson and Delilah. Sturgill then proceeded to give the sold out crowd what they came to see. He didn't seem fully comfortably soloing on his acoustic guitar, playing one solo w/ his back to the crowd and another to the rear of the stage in the shadows, but is a more than capable player. His lead guitarist, on the other hand, was a stone-faced samurai who proceeded to shred solo after solo. As a band, they were super tight and played like seasoned vets. Was stoked to see him at a small venue and have to think that this'll probably be the last time to see him in that intimate of a venue before he blows up even more. What a voice, man, what a voice ^:)^
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    I like the album, and own the vinyl. My only complaint is that it seems to gain nothing from the format.
    10/31/93 Berkeley (Baba!) • 10/1/94 Bridge School • 9/16/96 Seattle (In My Tree!) • 10/19/96 & 10/20/96 B. School (Alt Corduroy & Alt Porch!) • 10/25/03 B. School • 6/1/03 Mtnview (Crazy Mary! You Are!) • 11/29/13 Portland (All Those Yesterdays! Even Flow!) • 10/25/14 Bridge School (Rain! Fuckin Up! TOTD!) • 5/13/22 Oakland (had to leave early, but W.M.A.! Immortality!) • 5/13/24 Sacramento (Light Years! Picture in a Frame!) • 5/25/24 Bottle Rock (Last Kiss! Maybe It’s Time w/Bradley Cooper!)
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    Attaway77Attaway77 Posts: 2,923
    aurynsdad said:

    I like the album, and own the vinyl. My only complaint is that it seems to gain nothing from the format.

    What does that mean?

    1998 Dallas (7/5) 2006 San Fran (7/15,7/16) 2009 San Fran (8/28) 2010 Bristow (5/13) NY (5/21) 2011 Alpine Valley (9/3,9/4)
    2012 Missoula (9/30) 2013 Chicago (7/19) Pittsburgh (10/11) Buffalo (10/12) Baltimore (10/27) Dallas (11/15)
    2014 Austin (10/12) Memphis (10/14) St. Paul (10/19) Milwaukee (10/20) Denver (10/22)
    2016 Ft. Lauderdale (4/8) Miami (4/9) Hampton (4/18) Philly (4/28,4/29) NY (5/1,5/2) 2018 Seattle (8/10) Missoula (8/13) 2022 Nashville (9/16)

    E.V. - 2008 Berkeley (4/8) 2012 Austin (11/9,11/12)
    Temple of the Dog - 2016 Upper Darby



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    The vinyl sound is noisy and flat, as if it were mastered from the CD and not pressed very well.
    10/31/93 Berkeley (Baba!) • 10/1/94 Bridge School • 9/16/96 Seattle (In My Tree!) • 10/19/96 & 10/20/96 B. School (Alt Corduroy & Alt Porch!) • 10/25/03 B. School • 6/1/03 Mtnview (Crazy Mary! You Are!) • 11/29/13 Portland (All Those Yesterdays! Even Flow!) • 10/25/14 Bridge School (Rain! Fuckin Up! TOTD!) • 5/13/22 Oakland (had to leave early, but W.M.A.! Immortality!) • 5/13/24 Sacramento (Light Years! Picture in a Frame!) • 5/25/24 Bottle Rock (Last Kiss! Maybe It’s Time w/Bradley Cooper!)
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    ComeToTXComeToTX Austin Posts: 7,673
    Saw him Friday and loved it. Glad I got to see him in a small venue before he really blows up. Lead guitarist is from Estonia and is amazing.
    This show, another show, a show here and a show there.
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    buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitar Posts: 8,951
    Saw him last week, get on the train before it leaves!!!! Truly one of the best new artists I have heard in a very long time.
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    intodeepintodeep Posts: 7,228
    I really like him as well. I enjoy good country music and this is a good example of that
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    got tickets to a sold out local club show. me and less than 200 people.
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    buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitar Posts: 8,951
    put it in your top five wedding!!!!
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    ComeToTXComeToTX Austin Posts: 7,673
    Sold out 2 shows in less than 20 minutes for shows here in April. That's over 5,000 tickets.
    This show, another show, a show here and a show there.
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    put it in your top five wedding!!!!

    there's a lot of competition for my top 5 ;)
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    ComeToTXComeToTX Austin Posts: 7,673
    Saw him 3 times last week. Great, great shows. I feel lucky to have seen him less than 2 years ago with only 10 other people at the show.
    This show, another show, a show here and a show there.
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    weddingparadeweddingparade Posts: 1,179
    ComeToTX said:

    Saw him 3 times last week. Great, great shows. I feel lucky to have seen him less than 2 years ago with only 10 other people at the show.

    cool is it worth getting " high top mountain " or is he doing new songs and songs off " metamodern "

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    jerparker20jerparker20 St. Paul, MN Posts: 2,443

    ComeToTX said:

    Saw him 3 times last week. Great, great shows. I feel lucky to have seen him less than 2 years ago with only 10 other people at the show.

    cool is it worth getting " high top mountain " or is he doing new songs and songs off " metamodern "

    High Top Mountain is absolutely solid and worth picking up.
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    BrainOfJHABrainOfJHA KC Posts: 695

    ComeToTX said:

    Saw him 3 times last week. Great, great shows. I feel lucky to have seen him less than 2 years ago with only 10 other people at the show.

    cool is it worth getting " high top mountain " or is he doing new songs and songs off " metamodern "

    High Top Mountain is absolutely solid and worth picking up.
    I'll second that.
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    ComeToTXComeToTX Austin Posts: 7,673
    He plays most of both records and a few covers live. Great show. Almost 2 hours.
    This show, another show, a show here and a show there.
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    jjflashjjflash Posts: 4,881
    Anyone have the password pre-sale codes for the Ryman shows? So stoked he'll be playing proper shows at The Ryman!
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    jjflashjjflash Posts: 4,881
    jjflash said:

    Anyone have the password pre-sale codes for the Ryman shows? So stoked he'll be playing proper shows at The Ryman!

    Was able to track down WRLT's password and scored 7th row tix for the 10/30 show. Super stoked to see Sturgill play the Mother Church :smiley: Watch Sturgill on Fri night with one of my best friends and then Halloween w/ the fam on Sat night.....gonna be a good weekend come October :pirate:
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    Pearl Jam_iePearl Jam_ie Posts: 821
    I picked up balcony tickets for Sturgill at The Ryman for the Saturday and Sunday shows. Pretty incredible that he still gets no radio play, but can sell out 3 nights at The Ryman within' minutes. Several cities added 2nd shows too. Definitely a great grassroots success story.
    "In certain trying circumstances...profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer." - Mark Twain
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    buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitar Posts: 8,951
    edited March 2016
    New album soon - ITMT - Vinyl soundtrack :)

    https://youtu.be/PhNlrRio-7s
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    jerparker20jerparker20 St. Paul, MN Posts: 2,443
    Just gave this a listen. Great!!! Can't wait for the new album.
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    buck502000buck502000 Birthplace of GIBSON guitar Posts: 8,951
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