A couple months back someone sent us a link to an emerging honky tonk artist by the name of Sturgill Simpson. With that said, we don’t do much country. But this is GOOD COUNTRY. You know, the kind cut from the same mold as Waylon, Willie, and Johnny. We sent it to our buds at Sun King Brewery, and they were just as excited as we were! So, we locked him in to headline Sun King’s 4 year anniversary event “SKB IV” on July 6. (more on that below.) We couldn’t wait though, so we invited him up to play our First Friday show at the Do317 Lounge last month, and it was everything we thought it would be -outlaw, gritty, country-rock with a shot of bourbon (no ice.) Before the lounge show, we invited Sturgill and his band over to Sun King to film a private MOKB/Sun King Session. Amidst a wall of Cream Ale cans, he and his band delivered one of our favorite sessions to date. We have to say we were also pretty stoked to find out Sturgill has been a reader of My Old Kentucky Blog for some time. We’re glad he gave up the railroad and got back to writin’ songs. There is something here for sure. Something I think any music lover (country or not) can appreciate.
Sturgill Simpson will headline SKB IV at Sun King Brewery on Saturday July 6 with St. Paul & the Broken Bones and Luella and the Sun. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10AM for $15. For all your die-hard beer lovers you know this will be a party when the Sun King boys tap that tasty Grapefruit Jungle. MMMM BOY!
Sturgill Simpson – You Can Have The Crown / Some Days – Live at Sun King Brewery
Sturgill Simpson – Water In A Well – Live at Sun King Brewery
Sturgill Simpson – Sitting Here Without You – Live at Sun King Brewery