So what’s the difference between Americana and country? When it comes to Sturgill Simpson not a damn thing, leading his band through a sparsely attended mid afternoon set, he doesn’t hit his stride till a full bloodied “Living The Dream” and then doesn’t let go.
Country? Hell, he is more country than Blake Shelton and Luke Bryant combined and he has the voice to (cowboy) boot, filled with character and sturdy Southern soul. So why is the sparse audience thinning out? Well, on a personal basis I listened to the new album any number of times and still didn’t recognize one. Not even the last one, an Oswell brothers song. “We wanted to sound like T Rex on this shit” he claims. Hey, nicely done.
“Elton in the house!”
Moses Sumney plays two shows at the Ford
the highest week 1 figure since Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You
the most disposable things to collect
a covid-19 as break up, post-pandemic as new love metaphor
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where an innocent child discovers his parents are from another planet
a pulsing badass number
a window into Paul Simon’s legendary career
No Mansfield is a rockstar and so much more…….