Subsequent the synth-rock experience of 2019’s Seem & Fury and a pair of back-to-essentials bluegrass albums last yr, Sturgill Simpson will launch a country audio idea album this summertime. Titled The Ballad of Dood & Juanita, Simpson’s hottest LP arrives August 20th and attributes a visitor change by Willie Nelson on the track “Juanita.”

In a statement, Simpson claims the task was born from his desire to generate a entire physique of work. “I just preferred to generate a story — not a selection of tunes that convey to a tale, but an actual story, front to again,” he said, introducing that the document is “a straightforward tale of either redemption or revenge.” Along with Nelson’s cameo, The Ballad of Dood & Juanita characteristics several of the identical musicians who played on Simpson’s Cuttin’ Grass bluegrass documents. This album, he suggests, will touch on classic place, bluegrass and mountain music, “including gospel and a cappella.”

The Ballad of Dood & Juanita will be unveiled on CD and digitally on August 20th, with a vinyl launch to adhere to on December 3rd. Simpson’s most recent album was Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 2 – The Cowboy Arms Periods, shock-released final December with 12 new tracks, which include “Hobo Cartoon” — a music penned by Simpson and Merle Haggard.

Simpson will play five offered-out displays at Webster Corridor in New York beginning September 28th. He has 3 exhibits on the books for November at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The singer-songwriter has also been steadily including to his acting resume. He appeared in 2019’s Queen & Trim and 2020’s The Hunt and is now filming Killers of the Flower Moon, directed by Martin Scorsese.

The Ballad of Dood & Juanita monitor checklist:
1.  “Prologue”
2.  “Ol’ Dood” (component I)
3.  “One in the Saddle, One particular on the Ground”
4.  “Shamrock”
5.  “Played Out”
6.  “Sam”
7.  “Juanita” (that includes Willie Nelson)
8.  “Go in Peace”
9.  “Epilogue”
10. “Ol’ Dood” (portion II)