You know that friend who tells those great stories that you love to listen to even though you’re not quite sure what he is talking about all the time?
I don’t know anything about boats, but I enjoy hearing the stories in the songs on this album.
Sturgill Simpson is a leader in the modern traditional country music scene, but this album is a bit of a departure from that sound. Strings, synthesizers, funky horns, and a little Memphis soul all accompany pedal steel guitars and Sturgill’s Waylon-esque voice. Don’t worry, A Sailor’s Guide To Earth is still a country album (and a great one at that) but, it has a lot more flair than his previous records.