The official music video for Sturgill Simpson’s rendition of Nirvana’s “In Bloom” can now be viewed at

Matt Mahurin, who collaborated with Simpson on his recent “Brace For Impact (Live A Little)” video, once again directed the piece. His previous work includes collaborations with Peter Gabriel, U2, REM, Tracy Chapman, Sting, Bonnie Raitt, Ice-T, Metallica, David Byrne, Joni Mitchell and Tom Waits.

“In Bloom” is the second song unveiled from Simpson’s highly anticipated new album, A Sailor’s Guide To Earth, which will be released April 15 on Atlantic Records and is now available for pre-order. Each album pre-order comes with instant downloads of “In Bloom” as well as “Brace For Impact (Live A Little).”

In celebration of the release, Simpson will kick off his 2016 tour this May including sold-out shows at Austin’s Moody Theater (two nights), Dallas’ The Bomb Factory, Lexington’s Lexington Opera House (two nights), Knoxville’s Tennessee Theater, Indianapolis’ Egyptian Room, Louisville’s Louisville Palace and Minneapolis’ First Avenue. An extremely limited amount of tickets remain for the rest of the shows on this leg of the tour. See below for complete details.

Produced by Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide To Earth was written—beginning to end—as a letter to his first child, who arrived during the summer of 2014, and features eight original songs as well as “In Bloom.”
Recorded primarily at Nashville’s The Butcher Shoppe, Simpson was joined in the studio by Grammy Award-winning engineer David Ferguson (Johnny Cash, John Prine, “Cowboy” Jack Clement) and assistant engineer Sean Sullivan. Along with members of his touring band, the album features Dave Roe on bass, Dan Dugmore on steel guitar, Dougie Wilkinson on bagpipes, Garo Yellin and Arthur Cook on cello, Jonathan Dinklage and Whitney LaGrange on violin and special guests The Dap-Kings.


1. Welcome to Earth (Pollywog)

2. Breakers Roar

3. Keep It Between The Lines

4. Sea Stories

5. In Bloom

6. Brace For Impact (Live A Little)

7. All Around You

8. Oh Sarah

9. Call To Arms


May 5—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater (SOLD OUT)

May 6—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater (SOLD OUT)

May 7—Dallas, TX—The Bomb Factory (SOLD OUT)

May 10—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall (Tickets)

May 11—Oklahoma City, OK—Criterion Theater (Tickets)

May 16—Lexington, KY—Lexington Opera House (SOLD OUT)

May 17—Lexington, KY— Lexington Opera House (SOLD OUT)

May 18—Chattanooga, TN—Tivoli Theater (Tickets)

May 20—Knoxville, TN—Tennessee Theater (SOLD OUT)

May 21—Indianapolis, IN—Egyptian Room – Old National Centre (SOLD OUT)

May 22—Louisville, KY—Louisville Palace (SOLD OUT)

June 2—Royal Oak, MI—Royal Oak Theatre (Tickets)

June 3—Chicago, IL—Riviera Theatre (Tickets)

June 4—Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theater (Tickets)

June 5—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue (SOLD OUT)

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