Sturgill Simpson – High Top Mountain

  • August 19, 2013

The debut release High Top Mountain from singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson is one of the purest country albums made in the past few decades – it’s flawless. The songs on High Top Mountain range from heated honky-tonk and outlaw country to captivating bluegrass and emotive country ballads. High Top Mountain is named after the cemetery where many of Simpson’s family members rest in the Appalachian town of Jackson, Kentucky. According to Simpson, the record was an effort to “capture the music my grandfathers played” while growing up in the bluegrass state. Highlights include the outlaw sounds of “Water In A Well” and “Time After All”, the bluegrass tracks “Railroad of Sin” and “Poor Rambler” and the extremely personal “Hero” which chronicles the life story of Simpson’s grandfather. High Top Mountain is an instant classic evoking timeless country sounds from a very talented and thoughtful musician. Go out and get this album – you will not be disappointed! – Written by JFelton



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