Writer for Boston’s The Enterprise, Jay Miller, reviews Sturgill Simpson’s recent show at the Orpheum Theater.
“A quick impression would be that if you have any of those late 1960s’ albums of Otis Redding live, imagine a little bit more twang, and you’d have the sound of last night’s concert. Simpson’s seven man band included a three-man horn section–Brad Walker on saxes, Jon Gramenz on trombone, and Scott Frock on trumpet–which would most often lay back as he set the stage with a traditional country format, before busting out to turn it into compelling soul music. It’s not as easy as that sounds, but this band pulled it off with aplomb and an unerring sense of groove, and they all helped showcase the fact that Simpson is one heckuva soul singer.”
Read the full review at The Enterprise.
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