Sturgill Simpson Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions) 2LP
Sturgill Simpson Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions) 2LP

Sturgill Simpson Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions) 2LP

Sturgill Simpson

$24.99
 
 
 
Availability: In Stock
In Stock An In Stock item is available to ship normally within 24 business hours.
Preorder A Preorder is an item that has not yet been released. Typically the label will set a projected release date (that is subject to change). If a projected release date is known, we will include this in the description in red. Other Preorders are set to release "TBA." This means that release date is yet "To Be Announced". The Preorder can be released anywhere between weeks, months or years from its initial announcement.
Backordered An Out Of Stock item is an item that we normally have available to ship but we are temporarily out of. We do not have a specific date when it will be coming.
Awaiting Repress Awaiting repress titles are in the process of being repressed by the label. No ETA is available at this time.
Expected On When an item is Out Of Stock and we have an estimated date when our stock should arrive, we list that date on our website in the part's description. It is not guaranteed.
Special Order A Special Order item is an item that we do not stock but can order from the manufacturer. Typical order times are located within the product description.
SKU:
HTMLP45628
UPC:
787790456285

Bluegrass Project On Double LP!
Reimagined Songs From Across Simpson's Catalogue!
"A Mixtape For The Fans"!

Since breaking through in 2014 with his Grammy nominated Metamodern Sounds In Country Music album, Sturgill Simpson has established himself as one of the most daring and most acclaimed artists of our time. His music stretches across genres and styles, from the psychedelic soul of 2016's A Sailor's Guide To Earth (Grammy nominated for Album of the Year and winner for Best Country Album) to the fuzzed-out rock attack of Sound & Fury in 2019. Now Simpson returns to the music of his native Kentucky with his first bluegrass project, Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions). The album, which he calls "a mixtape for the fans," was dreamed up while he was recovering from Coronavirus, and sees him reimagining songs from across his catalogue backed by some of Nashville's finest acoustic virtuosos.

"All the songs I've ever written were written on one guitar, my old Martin D-28, and sung in a fashion that's probably closer to bluegrass than to anything else," Simpson explains. "I had it in my mind for a long time that someday I want to cut as many of these songs as possible in this fashion, just organic and stripped down to the raw bones of the composition. If you can't sit down and play a song like that, it's probably a pretty shitty song."

Cuttin' Grass was produced by Sturgill Simpson and Dave Ferguson, and features a bluegrass supergroup backing band including Mark Howard, Scott Vestal, Mike Bub, Tim O'Brien, Miles Miller, Stuart Duncan and Sierra Hull.

Simpson lovers will enjoy tracing the way this band's work both transforms and highlights what's great about Simpson's songs. The players he and Ferguson have gathered are Olympian in prowess, but graceful and flexible in the way they use their chops to adapt these songs. The big-band vibe of Simpson's Sailor's Guide ballad for his first-born son, 'All Around You,' becomes sweeter adhering to the patterns of a country waltz. The simmering ballad 'Just Let Go,' from Metamodern Sounds, gains swing from Stuart Duncan's fiddle and Sierra Hull's mandolin. 'Living the Dream,' a citified blues, goes rural under the guidance of banjoist Scott Vestal. The Kris Kristofferson-esque 'Turtles All the Way Down,' the signature song of his psychedelia-influenced phase, is now redolent of Bill Monroe - precise, but like a jazz dance, every step offering a little twist.
-Ann Powers, NPR

Features

  • Double LP
  • Gatefold jacket

Selections

Side A:

  1. All Around You
  2. All The Pretty Colors
  3. Breakers Roar
  4. I Don't Mind
  5. I Wonder

Side B:

  1. Just Let Go
  2. Life Ain't Fair And The World Is Mean
  3. A Little Light
  4. Life Of Sin
  5. Long White Line

Side C:

  1. Living The Dream
  2. Old King Coal
  3. Railroad Of Sin
  4. Sitting Here Without You
  5. Sometimes Wine

Side D:

  1. The Storm
  2. Time After All
  3. Turtles All The Way Down
  4. Voices
  5. Water In A Well
Description

Bluegrass Project On Double LP!
Reimagined Songs From Across Simpson's Catalogue!
"A Mixtape For The Fans"!

Since breaking through in 2014 with his Grammy nominated Metamodern Sounds In Country Music album, Sturgill Simpson has established himself as one of the most daring and most acclaimed artists of our time. His music stretches across genres and styles, from the psychedelic soul of 2016's A Sailor's Guide To Earth (Grammy nominated for Album of the Year and winner for Best Country Album) to the fuzzed-out rock attack of Sound & Fury in 2019. Now Simpson returns to the music of his native Kentucky with his first bluegrass project, Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions). The album, which he calls "a mixtape for the fans," was dreamed up while he was recovering from Coronavirus, and sees him reimagining songs from across his catalogue backed by some of Nashville's finest acoustic virtuosos.

"All the songs I've ever written were written on one guitar, my old Martin D-28, and sung in a fashion that's probably closer to bluegrass than to anything else," Simpson explains. "I had it in my mind for a long time that someday I want to cut as many of these songs as possible in this fashion, just organic and stripped down to the raw bones of the composition. If you can't sit down and play a song like that, it's probably a pretty shitty song."

Cuttin' Grass was produced by Sturgill Simpson and Dave Ferguson, and features a bluegrass supergroup backing band including Mark Howard, Scott Vestal, Mike Bub, Tim O'Brien, Miles Miller, Stuart Duncan and Sierra Hull.

Simpson lovers will enjoy tracing the way this band's work both transforms and highlights what's great about Simpson's songs. The players he and Ferguson have gathered are Olympian in prowess, but graceful and flexible in the way they use their chops to adapt these songs. The big-band vibe of Simpson's Sailor's Guide ballad for his first-born son, 'All Around You,' becomes sweeter adhering to the patterns of a country waltz. The simmering ballad 'Just Let Go,' from Metamodern Sounds, gains swing from Stuart Duncan's fiddle and Sierra Hull's mandolin. 'Living the Dream,' a citified blues, goes rural under the guidance of banjoist Scott Vestal. The Kris Kristofferson-esque 'Turtles All the Way Down,' the signature song of his psychedelia-influenced phase, is now redolent of Bill Monroe - precise, but like a jazz dance, every step offering a little twist.
-Ann Powers, NPR

Features

  • Double LP
  • Gatefold jacket

Selections

Side A:

  1. All Around You
  2. All The Pretty Colors
  3. Breakers Roar
  4. I Don't Mind
  5. I Wonder

Side B:

  1. Just Let Go
  2. Life Ain't Fair And The World Is Mean
  3. A Little Light
  4. Life Of Sin
  5. Long White Line

Side C:

  1. Living The Dream
  2. Old King Coal
  3. Railroad Of Sin
  4. Sitting Here Without You
  5. Sometimes Wine

Side D:

  1. The Storm
  2. Time After All
  3. Turtles All The Way Down
  4. Voices
  5. Water In A Well
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Country Bluegrass
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
16.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Sturgill Simpson
Title
Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions)
Composer
Additional Artists
Sierra Hull, Mark Howard, Scott Vestal, Mike Bub, Tim O'Brien, Miles Miller
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
10-16-2020
Release Date
12-10-2020
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
back to top