Sturgill Simpson
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Critics have dubbed Sturgill Simpson the saviour of traditional country music, a modern day Waylon Jennings. At just 35 years of age however, thats not a title hes willing to embrace: Im just trying to save myself, he says. Disenchanted country fans find themselves reawakened by the energy and purity of High Top Mountain. With Outlaw Movement throwbacks like You Can Have the Crown and Some Days, the album is the antithesis to today's slick country radio playlists. Its follow-up, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, draws on Sturgill favourites Radiohead and Beck, but remains rooted in traditional country.