Sturgill Simpson announces new concept album “The Ballad of Dood and Juanita”

Sturgill Simpson has announced the release of a new concept album, ‘The Ballad of Dood and Juanita’, which lands digitally and on CD on August 20th, with a vinyl release on December 3rd just in time for your (very large) Christmas stocking.  This is the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter’s third album in twelve months and is described as “his most ambitious project to date.”

“I just wanted to write a story—not a collection of songs that tell a story, but an actual story, front to back,” says Simpson. He describes the concept album as a “rollercoaster ride through all the styles of traditional country and bluegrass and mountain music that I love, including gospel and a cappella.”  Written and recorded in less than a week, the new album features the same musicians who played on last year’s ‘Cuttin’ Grass’ albums and is what Simpson calls “a simple tale of either redemption or revenge.”

Simpson is currently on location filming his role in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming movie Killers of the Flower Moon. 

‘The Ballad of Dood and Juanita’ Tracklisting:

1.  Prologue
2.  Ol’ Dood (part I)
3.  One In the Saddle, One On the Ground
4.  Shamrock
5.  Played Out
6.  Sam
7.  Juanita (featuring Willie Nelson)
8.  Go In Peace
9.  Epilogue
10. Ol’ Dood (part II)

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