Sturgill Simpson Releases ‘Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions)’

Sturgill Simpson released his new album, Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions), which features reimagined versions of his previous songs. Check it out below. 

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Tonight/early morning Friday 10/16, 2020 midnight/24:00 hours, I am releasing what I feel to be the best work and truest representation of myself as an artist that I have ever created. It was the last complete album recorded at The Butcher Shoppe, the now non-existent studio once co-owned by John Prine and my dear friend and Producer David Ferguson. I cannot imagine a better final chapter to the legacy of what was my favorite studio on Earth. I am grateful beyond words for the time I was given with John and the love and wisdom he gave to me. I will always miss him and his smile. Always. I am equally as grateful for the friendship and mentorship I have received the last four years from Ferg. He has been a touchstone and a source of education that I will never be able to repay him for. The man has forgotten more about recording music than most will ever know. He helped me and gave me the confidence to self-produce and make “Sailors Guide”. He co-produced both of Tylers albums and Margo’s recent album with me and it has been a source of great personal frustration and pain to see his name as an afterthought to mine or sometimes even omitted in reviews of those bodies of work. He was hired by Cowboy Jack Clement as an engineer at 16 years old and worked for him for almost 30 years before going on to engineer albums for U2 and all of Johnny Cash’s Rick Ruben recordings. More importantly he has been a treasured and trusted friend to me in a town where I have had very few. So I turned myself and my art over to him completely for these recordings so I could focus solely on being just another “member of the band”. I am so proud of this album. I am so proud of all of you for your donations which directly led to the motivation and initiative behind its recording. I am in complete and total disbelief that I got to sing and record these songs with this group of incomprehensibly talented musicians and more than anything I wish both my Grandfathers were still alive to hear this album. But they are not,..so instead I offer it to you. Peace, hair grease, and above all else, immense thanks, healing, and eternal love. About to drop it like its hot. Dick Daddy out

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