Sturgill Simpson is at it again, releasing music surprising everyone with 39 minutes and 50 seconds of great bluegrass and country music.
The new song on Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 2 (Cowboy Arms Sessions) is “Hobo Cartoon” a song Sturgill Simpson wrote with Merle Haggard before he passed away.
Here’s what Simpson himself says about the Cowboy Arms Sessions
On Volume 2, we recorded everything I was too afraid to do on Volume 1“. For that one, everything was more conventional bluegrass, sort of straight down the middle. But as a benefit of the musicians all getting to know each other and feeling more comfortable, we took more chances and felt more like a band. That gave me the confidence to come in with songs that I was a little more worried how they would translate to bluegrass—but weirdly, it just underscored that, in the end, I guess I’m just a bluegrass songwriter.
Getting new music from Sturgill Simpson on December 11th is like getting a really bad-ass Chrismas Present. Thanks, Sturgill!