One of 2014’s great under-the-radar critical favorites has been Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, a collection of beautifully weathered old-school country from the Kentucky singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson. And it’s been fun watching Simpson get more shine as more and more people hear the record. Last night, he and his band were on Conan, where they played the song “Living The Dream” and treated the show’s stage like it was in an Alabama truck stop. Conan, for once, sounded genuinely happy by the time they got done. Watch the performance below.
Metamodern Sounds In Country Music is out now. Buy or stream it at Bandcamp.