Sturgill Simpson took the music world by storm with a country sound that veered into unexpectedly psychedelic directions on his 2014 breakthrough, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music.
Now he's back with an excellent follow-up, A Sailor's Guide to Earth, that's also full of musical curveballs, this time adding a bunch of horns, strings and soul to his deep, twang-filled vocals. The album is earning rave reviews — we wrote about it in this week's For Your Consideration column — and now Simpson's tour is coming to Spokane.
Simpson will play the Knitting Factory on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 am for the all-ages show; tickets are $29.50 in advance. They are available through the Knitting Factory, TicketWeb.com or by calling 866-468-7623.
Simpson played the club last year toward the tail-end of the tour for Metamodern, and it was a brilliant gig, as you can read in our review of the show.
Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied...