Sturgill Simpson Performs “Breakers Roar” On Colbert, Talks About The Porsche That John Prine Left Him

Stugrass has finally made its way to late night television.

Sitting down with Stephen Colbert, Sturgill discussed a number of topics including his battle with “The Rona,” late nights and early mornings at the glorious Waffle House, his first exposure to bluegrass music, and his late friend and mentor, the great John Prine. As it turns out, John left Sturgill his 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo after he passed away.

“I like music and cars that go real fast man, but I have three children, and I feel like I just had a 4th with the responsibility that comes with this thing. It’s bittersweet, but it will be something that I treasure the rest of my life.”

He then went on to perform “Breakers Roar,” the bluegrass version from Cuttin’ Grass Volume 1.

“I thought we’d pick something along the lines of healing in terms of lyrical content, this is called ‘Breakers Roar.'”

You can watch the full conversation below.

A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock