Sturgill Simpson has released his second surprise bluegrass album in two months: Cuttin’ Grass’ Vol 2 – The Cowboy Arms Sessions (Vol 1 released in October). Produced by David Ferguson, Cuttin’ Grass Vol 2 is out now digitally on High Top Mountain Records via Thirty Tigers/The Orchard. Vinyl preorder available now for release April 2, 2021.
For Cuttin’ Grass, Volume 2: The Cowboy Arms Sessions, Simpson reunites with an A Team of acoustic musicians — now dubbed “The Hillbilly Avengers” – to once again revisit and reinterpret his catalogue. But going back into the studio so quickly after releasing Volume 1 didn’t mean simply repeating a formula.
“On Volume 2, we recorded everything I was too afraid to do on Volume 1,” says Simpson. “It’s hard to deny that this is a much more personal record. I was thinking about my kids, my grandfather, my wife.”
- Call to Arms
- Brace for Impact (Live a Little)
- Oh Sarah
- Sea Stories
- Welcome to Earth (Pollywog)
- Jesus Boogie
- Keep It Between the Lines
- You Can Have the Crown
- Some Days
- Hobo Cartoon
*All songs written by Sturgill Simpson, with the exception of “Hobo Cartoon” which is written by Merle Haggard and Sturgill Simpson