The artist was joined by a full bluegrass band for the efficiency, which was recorded at Nashville’s legendary music venue Station Inn.
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‘Breakers Roar’ first appeared on Simpson’s 2016 Grammy-winning album ‘A Sailor’s Information To Earth’, however was reimagined earlier this yr as a bluegrass monitor on his shock double album, ‘Cuttin’ Grass Vol 1 – The Butcher Shoppe Sessions’.
Alongside the efficiency, Simpson sat down with Colbert to speak about his friendship with the late nation legend John Prine, who partly owned The Butcher Shoppe. Simpson had additionally used the recording studio for ‘A Sailor’s Information To Earth’ when he met Prine.
“We’d completed the report and I used to be in there mixing it in the future, and I used to be fairly within the zone… and once I circled, John was sitting in a chair in these plaid pants,” he stated.
“I sort of freaked out, you recognize while you come nose to nose together with your hero. And he was like, ‘that was fairly good, do you wish to go get some meatloaf?’
“And any time I’d come to city, we’d go seize lunch.”
Simpson additionally stated he was the brand new proprietor of Prine’s 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo after he handed, saying “it’ll be one thing I treasure for the remainder of my life”.
Simpson examined optimistic for COVID-19 earlier this yr. It’s throughout his restoration that he got here up with the concept for ‘Cuttin’ Grass’.
“I had it in my thoughts for a very long time that sometime I wish to reduce as many of those songs as attainable on this style, simply natural and stripped right down to the uncooked bones of the composition,” he stated in a press launch. “Should you can’t sit down and play a tune like that, it’s in all probability a reasonably shitty tune.”