Video: Sturgill Simpson Mashes Up Osborne Bros. & T. Rex

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Listening to the rain can be highly motivator-ing when you really think about it.

By Barbi Martinez, Blurt Intern

Outlaw country rocker Sturgill Simpson will be on Austin City Limits this weekend and we’ve already heard that part of the set is to be a high-energy cover of bluegrass icons the Osborne Brothers’ “Listening to the Rain” that morphs into T. Rex classic “The Motivator.” That clip has already hit the web as a teaser for the show, but sharp-eyed fans already know that the mashup has been a staple of Sturgill’s live set all year as he tours behind his Metamodern Sounds in Country Music breakthrough album. Below, watch the ACL promo along with an equally nice (video and sound) version from this past August.

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