Otherwise Engaged: Sturgill Simpson

It is an unfortunate reality for the serious concertgoer that on occasion, there will be more than one show on any given night that you really, really, REALLY wanna go to. Since the vast majority of us don't own a time machine, nor have the ability to either clone ourselves or split ourselves in half (or thirds or quarters depending on the night in question), this tends to present a problem. Difficult decisions are made based on a variety of variables (perhaps some of you even make lists of pros and cons), and ultimately, a show is chosen. But those other shows are still gonna be killer, and I'd like to give a little face time to the shows that, while I can't go myself, are still highly recommended.

Current bright young country thing Sturgill Simpson is a fella yours truly has a pretty large crush on these days. He's also in town for two sold out stints at the Lincoln Theatre, and yours truly isn't able to go to either night (much sadness). If you've scored one, though, you're in for a treat. That voice of his could melt a thousand glaciers, I'm pretty dang sure. 

[posted 9.23.15]


  1. Good country still lives!! Agh, this is such a great thing to hear amongst a world of Trace Adkins and Jason Aldeans….where country has been diluted and reduced to blue jeans, cliches and pick up trucks….this to me is like hearing it's old soul smiling from the side of a river waving, letting you know it's doing just fine. Good pick Megan!

  2. I couldn't agree more, Dylan. Sturgill is definitely head and shoulders above the vast majority of country that's out there today. Plus, the Ray Charles reference of the last album title equates to bonus points.


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