If you’ve been following Sturgill Simpson’s return to Instagram, you know he’s been one of the best follows on the entire thing (although he just deleted everything, so sorry).
His A Good Look’n Tour with Tyler Childers has been canceled, which sucks, but he’s finally out of that goddamn record deal and in his words, can do whatever the fuck he wants.
So what does he want to do? Raise a fuckload of money for a ton of good causes, that’s what. And if he raises enough, he’s going to give us, not one, but TWO new albums… THIS YEAR.
Here’s all the details straight from the Dick Daddy himself:
“We have raised over $100,000 in five days for severely wounded US Special Forces Soldiers and the families of those KIA, Musicares Covid-19 Relief, and Nashville Tornado Relief and the eBay auction items are already higher than a giraffe’s ass… you guys are truly amazing human beings. All of you.
So now hear this…
If we raise another $100,000 by 5pm Saturday May 23rd, I will perform a one hour solo acoustic concert on IGTV Live.
If we raise $500,000 by 5pm Saturday May 23rd, I will put out a record this year.
I’m as tickled as a puppy with two peiners to say that I accomplished what more than a couple high powered attorneys told me could not be done and got out of my label contract with one single psycho-ass performance art interview (TOTALLY worth the fall out). Never ever EVER underestimate the power of the word “no” or being “difficult” kids and like I always say… if ya ever want the suits and the critics to take you seriously as an artist, first thing you gotta do is make em’ believe you are completely and utterly batshit insane. Lucky for me I got that shit in spades.
So now hear this… since I now have total creative/artistic freedom to do whatever DA FUCK I want again, and since I got laid off by the ‘Rona and lost my job I officially ain’t got shit else to do so…
IF WE RAISE $1 MILLION DOLLARS BY SATURDAY MAY 23RD I WILL PUT OUT TWO RECORDS THIS YEAR….That’s right… you heard me… TWO.
Some quick math for ya… if every one of my followers bought a $10 DDSS enamel pin then my freckled ass will be spending a shit ton of time in a studio this summer instead of going on my seven years overdue/now cancelled/post-tour family vacation to the land of speedo’s, topless tapas, and suntanned perineums that I promised my wife I’d unplug my workaholic ass long enough to take her and the kids on.