Sturgill Simpson delivered a rendition of “All The Gold In California” in his latest appearance on The Righteous Gemstones, where he plays the role of militiaman Brother Marshall. The studio variant of Simpson’s performance, a cover of the 1979 hit by Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Band, has now been released under the name of Brother Marshall and the Choir of Fire, as highlighted by Stereogum. Give it a listen below.
Previously, in a 2019 Newsound interview, McBride opened up about his camaraderie with Simpson. “What I truly value is his journey,” he expressed. “I admire how he has been persistent in his career and achieved fame not in his teenage years, but after having lived a substantial part of his life. The fact that he actively strives to challenge people’s assumptions about him, and takes control of his career in unexpected ways, is commendable. That’s something we aim for in our own work, always striving to keep our audience engaged and avoid being stereotyped.”
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Sturgill Simpson
What song did Sturgill Simpson perform on The Righteous Gemstones?
Sturgill Simpson performed “All The Gold In California” on The Righteous Gemstones.
Who originally sang the song that Sturgill Simpson performed on The Righteous Gemstones?
The original song “All The Gold In California” was a 1979 hit by Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Band.
What is Sturgill Simpson’s role on The Righteous Gemstones?
On The Righteous Gemstones, Sturgill Simpson plays the role of Brother Marshall, a militiaman.
What did Danny McBride say about Sturgill Simpson in a 2019 Newsound interview?
Danny McBride expressed admiration for Sturgill Simpson’s unique career path, highlighting his persistence and his efforts to break away from people’s preconceived notions about him. McBride found these traits commendable and similar to the values they strive for in their own work.
Who is Brother Marshall and the Choir of Fire?
Brother Marshall and the Choir of Fire is the name under which Sturgill Simpson’s studio version of “All The Gold In California” was released.