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Phones, Drones, and Country Music: On Sturgill Simpson’s Necessary ‘Call to Arms’

This week, we'll be running a series of essays from the next issue of our print quarterly, The Pitchfork Review, in which writers discuss political music that opened their eyes through their ears. Where I grew up in northeast Ohio was so blue-collar, Bruce Springsteen used its shuttered steel mills to illustrate America’s crumbled Rust Belt in The Ghost of Tom Joad’s “Youngstown.
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Music / Rock & Pop : Pretty Much Amazing!

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A couple months or so ago, we got an email from a reader asking us why we hadn’t reviewed the new Sturgill Simpson album. The reader said it was the most important country album in 25 years. Truth is, I hadn’t heard about it until a...

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Sturgill Simpson has emerged as a standout in a new breed of country music artists who harken back to a purer sound in the genre’s history. He’s got that old school vibe with Waylon’s masculine grit and George Jones’ cowboy romantic...

Sturgill Simpson Kicks Off Spring Tour With Two-Night Austin Run (SHOW REVIEW)

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Sturgill Simpson has always come across as an artist who is more comfortable in the studio than onstage. But the reality of the music business now – even when your new album is at the top of the charts – means touring is a necessity...

Hear Sturgill Simpson's Hypnotic New Song 'Brace for Impact'

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