If you were anywhere but parked in front of your TV last night, you messed up.
Sturgill and perhaps the greatest bluegrass band ever assembled took the stage at the Ryman Auditorium for the virtual concert that was promised to the fans after they raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars for various charities.
“In 7 days, you guys raised $248,117 so here we are live at the Ryman Auditorium, in front of absolutely no one, playing with, it’s not even really up for debate, I think we’ve assembled most likely the greatest bluegrass band on the planet for you guys tonight.”
Sturgill also recently announced that he was going to be re-recording some of his back catalog bluegrass style, and he even shared some footage (now deleted) from the studio with his all-star cast of bluegrass musicians.
And then last night he elaborated even further saying that he wasn’t in fact cutting a bluegrass album… he was cutting TWO.
“The second part of that promise was giving you guys a record this year, so me and all of these wonderful ladies and gentleman have been in the studio all last week recording a great majority of my back catalog from the four records I’ve put out… I want to be a bluegrass musician because that’s the music in my heart and soul, that’s the music I was raised on so we’ve been cutting all these songs again bluegrass style… I’m putting out two records. We’re gonna put out a volume 1 and a volume 2 this year… so look for that this fall hopefully.”
And you can get a taste of what’s to come by re-watching the entire live performance.