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#1 ih8music

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 02:59 PM

Surprised there isn't a thread for him yet. Did anyone catch his SNL performance last night? Smoking!

http://www.rollingst...l-debut-w461175

Looks like I have another "must see" live band/artist.

#2 theashtraysays

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 03:46 PM

I did. His album didn't really grab my attention, but the performance last night was absolutely inspired.


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#3 Boss_Tweedy

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 04:08 PM

Just watched it online. Everything he does is killer. Whether or not country music appreciates him, he's exactly what it needs. 



#4 lost highway

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 05:15 PM

I dig Sturgill. I think the songs are a little better on Metamodern, but the overall production of A Sailor's Guide is cool.

#5 ction

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 05:22 PM

I saw him in October.  Killer show.



#6 chuckrh

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 06:03 PM

no wonder the country music establishment is ignoring him & margo price. they are very afraid!



#7 PopTodd

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 07:22 PM

Love him.



#8 nalafej

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:19 PM

For the life of me couldn't hear his guitar in the mix on the first song. Amazing performances though. I'd like to see him live...



#9 lost highway

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:41 PM

no wonder the country music establishment is ignoring him & margo price. they are very afraid!


Those two and Jason Isbell write circles around the fools on the radio yet they don't get that level of attention.....
which pretty much makes country music like every other genre in the industry.

#10 calvino

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 05:54 AM

For the life of me couldn't hear his guitar in the mix on the first song. Amazing performances though. I'd like to see him live...

 

Agreed - horrible mix.

Great tunes, though.



#11 jff

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 08:45 AM

Looks like Sturgill was not joking when he said he was coming to burn down the entire country music industry.



#12 worldrecordplayer

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 09:00 AM

Wow. I keep hearing about him and have friends who are really into him, but I've never had a chance to listen or see him. Those were quite the performances. He's now on my radar.



#13 jff

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 10:24 AM

That drummer plays like he gets his cymbals for free.



#14 worldrecordplayer

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 11:29 AM

That drummer plays like he gets his cymbals for free.

That may be the smallest drum kit I've seen. As far as I could see, he had just a bass drum and snare, along with cymbals. Is that right?



#15 Lammycat

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 12:10 PM

That may be the smallest drum kit I've seen. As far as I could see, he had just a bass drum and snare, along with cymbals. Is that right?

Believe so. Not even a tom-tom.



#16 jff

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 12:29 PM

That may be the smallest drum kit I've seen. As far as I could see, he had just a bass drum and snare, along with cymbals. Is that right?

 

Yeah.  I've seen videos of him playing a more traditional setup.  I suspect the stripped down kit was a statement in itself.  Kicking up more dust with two drums than any of the overwrought, glammed up show-biz cowboy hat acts and their convoy of semi trucks full of gear.



#17 GtrPlyr

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 08:26 AM

I was watching Shovels and Rope on CBS Saturday Morning the other week, possibly the most minimalist kit I've seen: bass, snare and a cymbal.



#18 Shug

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 09:46 AM

There is a lot to love about Sturgill with his classic country revival sound combined with his philosophical but grounded psychedelic point of view.  and I'm thrilled with the soul influence he's brought in with the horns and Hammond.   I'm not crazy about his overly clipped, choppy ennunciation in his singing, though.  I love a solid country drawl in the vocals of country music as much as anybody, but I think the style he's adopted is too much.  He didn't used to do it as much.  Check out the difference in this earlier video.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=tNV16tz1NK0



#19 Shug

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 09:51 AM

And I'd encourage all fans of Sturgill and classic country to check out Courtney Granger from Louisianna.  Now this guy can sing some classic country!  Yeah, his album is all covers and he's sounding ALOT like George Jones to the point I can see many criticize him for mimicry, but I never buy into that originality argument.  George Jones and Merle Haggard are dead and you can't see them live any more.  Anyone who can do what Courtney can do is someone I want to listen to.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=GI2lZUzNAa0

 

http://www.valcourre...th-still-waters



#20 Deanmarr

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 10:57 AM

I loved Meta sounds, not a big fan of A sailors guide. The concept falls flat for me. 






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