Album review: Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth

In a rare suitable for work moment, Urban Dictionary defines ‘pollywog’ as a boy growing up without a father. Another definition, stemming from the Middle English ‘polliwog’ meaning tadpole, has a pollywog as a young sailor crossing the Equator for the first time. Telling, then, that the first song on Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide…

Amanda Shires – London (May 14, 2014)

I can’t say I was familiar with Amanda Shires when I went to this show.  I was kindly given a free ticket and since it was at the venue where I saw Matt The Electrician and Shovels & Rope, it seemed worth a try. Well worth it.