Is the “Mistress Named Music” medley going to make a permanent return to Eric Church‘s setlist?
God I hope so.
Last week, when a few members of Eric’s band came down with COVID and he was forced to perform the weekend’s shows solo (well, kind of…), he opened his show in Pittsburgh with an incredible 15-minute long medley that started with his own “Mistress Named Music” and then weaved through hits like “Piano Man,” “Night Moves,” “The Joker” and “Pour Some Sugar On Me.”
Eric had has band and his longtime backup singer Joanna Cotten back with him for last night’s show in Denver, but he still opened the show with some acoustic Church, including another show-stopping “Mistress Named Music” medley.
This one included some “Stand By Me,” Bob Seger’s “Against the Wind,” Brooks & Dunn’s classic “Neon Moon,” Bad Company’s “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” Waylon’s “Luckenbach, Texas,” Jason Isbell’s “Cover Me Up,” Travis Tritt’s “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” and more before bringing it home again with “Mistress Named Music.”
The “Mistress Named Music Medley” has been a staple of Eric’s shows on past tours – and who can forget his epic 30-minute CMA Fest performance a few years ago?
Eric has performed “Mistress Named Music” on his first few stops of The Gather Again Tour, but didn’t perform it as the acoustic medley.
But now it seems like it’s making a comeback. And I’m 100% here for it.
Even if I can’t be at the shows, I love waking up the next morning to watch the videos of these epic medleys.