Over 80 independent record stores nationwide will celebrate the release of Sturgill Simpson’s highly anticipated new album A Sailor’s Guide To Earth with special listening events beginning this Friday, April 8. Participating stores will be given a copy of the album on vinyl to play in the store as well as limited edition canvas tote bags and additional surprises. More information can be found here: http://sturgillsimpson.com/events/.
Out next Friday, April 15 on Atlantic Records, A Sailor’s Guide To Earth is now available to pre-order, which includes instant downloads of the album tracks, “In Bloom” and “Brace For Impact (Live A Little).”
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.
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.