Real Music Club have announced the return to Belfast of Sturgill Simpson for a solo show on 12th January 2016.
Simpson’s 2013 critically acclaimed album High Top Mountain was followed less than a year later with Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. His Facebook page explains “The album title – an allusion to Ray Charles’ groundbreaking 1962 record, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music — hints at the psychedelic sounds found within, a departure from Simpson’s first album, which drew comparisons to the music of Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. “I think that there is a lot of room in country music for progression and sonic oscillation, which is what I wanted to explore.”
Shooter Jennings, son of Waylon Jennings told Rolling Stone “In my opinion, he’s as authentic as it gets.”
“There are so many people who play guitar like my dad, and so many people that imitate that sound, but nobody actually gets it,” Jennings says. “Sturgill isn’t imitating at all, and he sounds like my favorite era of my dad, the Seventies, when he would sing quieter and more conversational. That’s what struck me about Sturgill from Day One. And still does.”
Tickets will be available from this link from Friday 20th November