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Simpson returns to Letterman

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 – Sturgill Simpson will return to the "Late Show with David Letterman" next Thursday, Feb. 12. Simpson also is one of the first confirmed artists for the 41st season of PBS' "Austin City Limits" program.

The performances come in the midst of Simpson's extensive sold-out North American tour, which includes upcoming dates in New York, D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, Austin, San Francisco and Toronto. Simpson is also confirmed to perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Stagecoach, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and the Big Barrel Country Music Festival.

The tour celebrates Simpson's well-received "Metamodern Sounds In Country Music.,"

In the past year, produced once again by friend and collaborator Dave Cobb, "Metamodern Sounds In Country Music" was recorded live-to-tape at Nashville's LCS studio over 4 days in late 2013. Simpson said, "Myriad worldly offerings -religion, drugs, and more - all claim to be the omnipotent universal truth, but in my experience, love is the only certainty. That's what this record is about."

Tour dates are:
Feb. 4-Madison, WI-Majestic Theatre (sold out)
Feb. 5-Detroit, MI-Majestic Theatre
Feb. 6-Grand Rapids, MI - The Stache @ The Intersection
Feb. 11-New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (sold out)
Feb. 12-Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (sold out)
Feb. 13-Washington, DC - 9:30 Club (sold out)
Feb. 14-Asbury Park, NY- The Stone Pony
Feb. 17-Northampton, MA- Pearl Street
Feb. 18-South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground Ballroom
Feb. 20-Boston, MA- Paradise Rock Club (sold out)
Feb. 21-Philadelphia, PA- Theatre of the Living Arts (sold out)
Feb. 22-Charlottesville, VA- The Southern (sold out)
Feb. 24-Richmond, VA - The Broadberry (sold out)
Feb. 26 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre (sold out)
Feb. 27-Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle (sold out)
Feb. 28-March 1-Nashville, TN- 3rd & Lindsley (sold out)
March 29 - Tulsa, OK- Cain's Ballroom
March 30 - Fayetteville, AR - George's Majestic Lounge (sold out)
April 2 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater (sold out)
April 3 - Ft. Worth, TX- Billy Bob's Texas
April 4 - Lubbock, TX- Lubbock Memorial Civic Theater
April 5 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater (sold out)
April 10 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
April 11 - Bakersfield, CA - Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
April 12, 19 - Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
April 14 - Reno, NV- Cargo at Whitney Peak Hotel
April 15- San Rafael, CA- Terrapin Crossroads (sold out)
April 17- Sacramento, CA- Ace of Spaces
April 18- San Francisco, CA- The Fillmore (sold out)
April 21- Fresno, CA- Fulton 55 (on-sale 1/23)
April 23- Las Vegas, NV- Brooklyn Bowl
April 24- Indio, CA- Stagecoach Festival
April 25- Tucson, AZ- Rialto Theatre (on-sale 1/23)
April 26- Flagstaff, AZ- Orpheum Theater (on-sale 1/23)
April 30- New Orleans, LA- New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
June 7- New York, NY- Governors Ball Music Festival
June 11-14- Manchester, TN- Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
June 23- Toronto, ON- Horseshoe Tavern (sold out)
June 26- Dover, DE- Big Barrel Country Music Festival
July 11- Morrison, CO- Red Rocks Amphitheatre*

*appearing with The Avett Brothers

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A Soldier's Guide to Earth CD review - A Soldier's Guide to Earth
If scratching your head about the sounds emanating from Sturgill Simpson's third release, then "It Ain't All Flowers" from his last release, the excellent "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music," ought to serve as a reference point. In a disc filled with traditional country sounds, "Flowers" was about as far away as one could get with the electronics sounding so completely disjointed from everything else on the release. Put it this way - " Islands" »»»
Metamodern Sounds in Country Music CD review - Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
The first time you hear Sturgill sing you may feel like you've heard a ghost - the ghost of Waylon Jennings, that is. Although his voice isn't as low as Jennings' was, it's nevertheless still in the same general vocal range ballpark. Better still, the Kentucky native sings wonderfully honest country songs. "Life of Sin," for instance, is a song about, well, sinning, which is really some of what great country is all about. Yes, most of this album will do a »»»
High Top Mountain CD review - High Top Mountain
There's not a whole lot of traditional troubadours around these days. Old school may still be appreciated, but when it comes to country crossovers and reaching the masses, it's roots rock, alt.-country and Americana that hold the upper hand. Which makes it surprising in a way that newcomer Sturgill Simpson should sound like such a, well, old-timer. Hell, even his name resembles the kind of handle aptly suited to a country crooner. It's little wonder then that his debut disc, »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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