I have been so far removed from new music lately. Like many things, I will blame the pandemic. The four of us have all been in the house together for going on 18 months now. Childcare & work means I don't get to put my headphones in and just work while exploring new music. I need to be able to hear for yells, cries, crashes, etc. A lack of commute is also severely cutting into my music time.
How have you all stayed current on music?
PS - I do know that Sturgill's new album dropped today.
I recently discovered a new artist. Just in the past few days. It's someone that I am absolutely loving. At the same time, I have to say that y'all have let me down. I don't think anyone on the WGOM has ever suggested I listen to Sturgill Simpson. The good news is that, despite the WGOM's silence, somehow he still creeped up to the top of my "To Listen List".
I'd heard some of his music here or there (well, I'm almost positive that it was never here) over the past few years, and I've always liked it, but never sat down and really gave it a listen until a few nights ago. Oh, I had long been meaning to, it just hadn't happened. Other things always took the place, and sometimes trying out new music just isn't what a person is in the mood for. So it sat for far too long. Maybe if someone here had recommended Simpson at any point I would have listened sooner...
Anyway, it turns out he's pretty good. Fantastic voice, excellent guitar work, creative (and somewhat seditious) lyrics... the whole works. You should check him out too.
And, in light of my recent discovery, I'm wondering what is at the top of your To Listen List? It seems like whenever there's something you know you should try, that doing so seems to pay off. At least that's been my experience. So what have you not gotten around to checking out that you've been meaning to for ages? What did you wait too long to try? And what should go to the top of my list, now that I've finally picked up Sturgill? (And, by the way, Sturgill should go to the top of your lists too... Maybe then we could all talk about him sometime?).
(No good version of this exist on YT, only crappy ones like the one I had to use for this post. Please click the following link to appreciate it in the proper HD format: Sturgill Simpson - A Call To Arms)
This recent SNL gig was pretty much the answer to his curious introduction to the rest of America (Heh, he loves Blonde. We have so much in common). I mean, check it, there's no way we couldn't play it. Like a gritful veteran legger-outer, he [redacted]in knocked it out of the park.
Again, we just played this, but hell, today of all days, we should probably consider it again (NOFZ).
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