Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Monday, 03 June 2013 20:47

Hear and Now: Stream the new album 'High Top Mountain' by Sturgill Simpson

Hear and Now: Stream the new album 'High Top Mountain' by Sturgill Simpson facebook.com/sturgillsimpsonmusic
Written by Roy Kasten
Rate this item
(4 votes)

Audio for this feature is no longer available. Browse all Hear and Now features.

The force is strong with Sturgill Simpson -- the force of hard-core country music, a la Waylon Jennings and George Jones, that is.

The Nashville, Tenn. native formerly led the group Sunday Valley, and now, on "High Top Mountain," Simpson throws himself fully into the dim lights, thick smoke and, yes, loud loud music. Songs like "Railroad of Sin" and "You Can Have the Crown" (aka "King of You Know What Mountain") practically beg to be turned up. The guitars twang with muscle, the rhythm section smokes like a downbound train and Simpson's delivery brims with cool, confident, ragged glory.

But "High Top Mountain" isn't all bar-burning honky tonk. Ballads like "Water in a Well" and closer "I'd Have to Be Crazy" -- written by Willie Nelson and featuring some beautiful piano from Hargus "Pig" Robbins and organ by Bobby Emmett to complement Simpson's passionate phrasing -- explore every corner of heartache; they tell the stories of life lived hard and of love lost even harder. This is classic country, not because it sounds vintage, but because the singing, playing and songs are simply timeless.

"High Top Mountain" will be released on June 11, 2013.

Upcoming Concerts

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

Local Artist Spotlight


Durango

Sun October 26
Durango is a two-man band with a progressive, heavy rock sound. The band's latest album, "Technologigical Advances," is a concept album that is meant to be heard as a whole unit. To download a track from…

Lida Una

Sun October 5

88.1 KDHX Shows

m-grill.jpg

KDHX Recommends

November
Thursday
06

Discovery Series: All The News That's Fit To Sing: The State of Protest Music in...

KDHX presents "All The News That's Fit To Sing: The State of Protest Music in 1968" as part of the Discovery Series. Series passports can be bought online. This event looks at the music and activism of 1968, through...


November
Friday
07

Art Attack 2014

Start your chainsaws, St. Louis. On November 7, KDHX presents Art Attack 6: a chaotic art auction that supports KDHX and puts the fate of 32 local artists in your hands. Join us for a night of fine art, drinks and destruction....


November
Wednesday
12

Beat Funktion

KDHX presents this Discovery Series show at The Stage at KDHX, featuring Beat Funktion with Silent Kid. Hip, ultra-funky, stylish, and all-Swedish jazz-funk sextet Beat Funktion pays homage to instrumental early ’70s funk,...


Get Answers!

If you have questions or need to contact KDHX, visit our answers portal at answers.kdhx.org.

Online Users

3 users and 7909 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook