You are so right about Laur.I wish Laurs was still around. Such a badass.
I prefer my Sturgill country-fied, but support his desire to do what ever he wants.Coming from a rocker's point of view....
Everybody seems to praise Simpson, Church and for that matter Zac Brown. It's obvious these guys have some rock in their souls...but really....are they that good at pulling it off? I really appreciate them dragging rock slightly back into the mainstream, hats off for that. But I I honestly don't think that they are impressive when they do so
I really wish he would release an instrumental album of tunes like the live videos @earthmud posted.You are so right about Laur.
Although I have not been actively seeking out his work recently, he is one of my favorite guitarists of the last few years.
He is very melodic and I believe he can play about anything he wants to. I saw him on Sturgill's "Sailors" tour and had hoped that he would have been given a bit longer leash when doing the material live, but he was pretty dialed back (by design, I'm sure).
He’s an artist. Sometimes I forget that. I too prefer his more traditional stuff, but an artist has to follow his heart. I don’t need to love everything an artist does. I’d much rather listen to anything he does than that pop country regurgitated weak-a$$ drivel about beer, whiskey, trucks, tractors, god etc.Agreed. And I love weird stuff, it’s just that Sturgill isn’t good at it. He’s good at this. In a year of a ton of great records, this one is a standout. I really thought Sturgill was done making great records. I’m very happy to have been wrong.
I really like Sturgill but most of those songs had that Pickin' On series feel to them, which is entertaining and certainly bluegrass style, but not straight up bluegrass.I kind of understand. There's at least one song with drums in it, and that alone invalidates it in some people's minds.