Sturgill Simpson’s horn line, featuring Scott Frock on trumpet, Brad Walker on sax and Jon Ramm on trombone, got the attention of the local press at their recent Columbus, Ohio show. “For the first hour of Sturgill Simpson’s sold-out concert at Express Live on Wednesday, Sept. 14, it was as if the neo-country firebrand didn’t have a new album that recently hit No. 1 on the country chart. Instead of starting with the new stuff, Simpson, backed by a virtuosic touring band and a standout, three-man horn section, played a mix of covers and songs from his first two albums.” Read the full review at Columbus Alive.
Sturgill and the band recently made their way through Chicago as well, and reviewers were quick to point out the unique qualities of his style and shows. Read the full review at the Chicago Tribune.
(Photo by Kristan Lieb / Chicago Tribune)