And, it looks like they made another appearance at the Saturday show—this time to sing “Amazing Grace (West Texas)”.
It’s one of the best songs on the whole Marfa Tapes record, in my opinion, and one that Miranda and Jack give Jon total credit for writing.
Miranda says Jon pulled this track out of his back pocket on one of their retreats to Marfa:
“Jack and I walked out, and Jon had half of that one before we even had coffee. We were like, ‘Woah, can we get it on that?’
When a song already has the vibe, you fall in and wear whatever hat is needed.”
Jon being the humble guy that he is, though, says it was written with relative ease because of the fact that it was so honest and raw:
“That’s one of those songs where it captures something that was happening. Nobody was digging in their soul or pulling up skeletons and digging up bones.
It was a magical and honest moment.”
Their performance on stage at the show on Saturday was equally as magical, and it makes me all the more excited to hear what Jon has up his sleeve with his first solo album in 15 years, set for release on September 10th.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I would do anything to get a tour for The Marfa Tapes.
Though they’ve mentioned that’s virtually impossible seeing as they all have their own busy solo-careers, I just can’t help but to think how epic it would be.
I mean, imagine night-after-night performances like these from this superstar Texas triple threat: