Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives Share New Music At Americana Show

This appeared in The Tennessean - September 18, 2014

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives played live for Sirius XM Thursday on the network’s Outlaw Country Radio show as part of this week’s Americana Music Festival, which continues through Saturday in Nashville.

Between 60 and 70 Americana attendees stuffed into seats at the intimate theater inside Bridgestone Arena, with a few more crowded around the edges.

Stuart walked onto the small stage in his white-washed jeans and Western shirt, with band mates Harry Stinson, Kenny Vaughn and Paul Martin following close behind.

The band had the audience clapping and singing along almost immediately with some of its older hits, including “Blue and Lonesome” and “Hummingbyrd.”

“I wrote the song ‘Hummingbyrd’ after I couldn’t play the Clarence White version right,” Stuart said, with White’s guitar strapped over his shoulder. “So we made the song our own, plus we added the ‘y.’ ”

The crowd also had the chance to hear some of the band’s new music, which will be included on a new album set to be released later this month. It’s the band’s first new album in nine years.

Stuart said it’s been worth the wait to release the new music. Plus, he said he couldn’t ask for a better 56th birthday present on September 30.

By Emily R. West

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