St Paul, Margo and Sturgill: Where Were They Then?

St. Paul and the Broken Bones  is a six-piece soul band based in Birmingham, Alabama, United States, that formed in 2012. The band is composed of Paul Janeway (vocals), Browan Lollar (guitar), Jesse Phillips (bass), Andrew Lee (drums), Al Gamble (keys), and Allen Branstetter (trumpet). The band tours with both trombone and baritone saxophone as well. They have released two albums and two EPs while touring internationally.

Margo Price is an American country singer-songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Fader has called her “country’s next star.” Her debut solo album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter was released on Third Man Records on March 25, 2016.  The album was recorded at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, and was engineered by Matt Ross-Spang. The album was recorded in three days.  On tour, she is backed by her band the Pricetags.

Sam Outlaw is a country music singer-songwriter. Outlaw calls his music “SoCal country”, country music refashioned with a Southern California vibe of the classic honky-tonk and troubadour pop.

Based out of Venice, California, the Dustbowl Revival are a large string and brass ensemble whose colorful combination of swing, bluegrass, jazz, and Americana have earned them a national following.

John Sturgill Simpson is an American country music and roots rock singer-songwriter.  As of August 2017, he has released three albums as a solo artist. He released two albums independently, High Top Mountain in 2013  and Metamodern Sounds in Country Music in 2014.  His second album is notable for being nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Americana Album, being listed 18th on Rolling Stone’s “50 Best Albums of 2014,”  and also being named among “NPR’s 50 Favorite Albums of 2014.”  His third studio album, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, was released on Atlantic Records and was Simpson’s first major-label release,  later earning him Best Country Album at the 59th Grammy Awards while also being nominated for Album of the Year.

 


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