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Sturgill Simpson to release A Sailor’s Guide to Earth in April

The singer-songwriter announces the release of his third studio album.

Sturgill Simpson
Credit: Reto Sterchi

Sturgill Simpson will release his new album A Sailor’s Guide to Earth on 15th April 2016 on Atlantic Records.

Available to pre-order now, the album is Simpson’s third and the first single from the album is Brace For Impact (Live a Little). Fans who pre-order the album get the single as an instant download.

A Sailor’s Guide to Earth was produced by Simpson and recorded primarily at Nashville’s The Butcher Shoppe. For the album he was joined by Grammy Award-winning engineer David Ferguson (Johnny Cash, John Prine, “Cowboy” Jack Clement) and assistant engineer Sean Sullivan. Along with members of his touring band, the album features Dave Roe on bass, Dan Dugmore on steel guitar, Dougie Wilkinson on bagpipes, Garo Yellin and Arthur Cook on cello, Jonathan Dinklage and Whitney LaGrange on violin and special guests The Dap-Kings.

Simpson and his band will hit the road in May and June for shows in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Oklahoma City, Lexington, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Indianapolis, Louisville, Royal Oak, MI, Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis.

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The track listing for A Sailor’s Guide to Earth is:

1. Welcome to Earth (Pollywog)
2. Breakers Roar
3. Keep It Between The Lines
4. Sea Stories
5. In Bloom
6. Brace For Impact (Live A Little)
7. All Around You
8. Oh Sarah
9. Call To Arms

Watch the music video for Brace For Impact (Live A Little) below:

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