I’m in a post-Chief concert state of depression this week.
I saw Eric Church at a stop on his Gather Again Tour in Charlotte this past weekend, and it was absolutely incredible.
I mean, I’ve seen a lot of artists perform in concert over the years, and I really don’t think there are many of them that could hold a candle to Chief. His live shows are just unmatched.
I waited so long for the day to finally come, and then it was here and gone so dang fast, so now I’m just scrolling through the internet watching old covers he’s done from tours past, and I stumbled across one from 2019 at a stop on the Double Down Tour.
Featuring the incredible Joanna Cotten, as well as the Rolling Stones’ Chuck Leavell (longtime session and touring musician) on the keys, they rock a cover of the Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women” in Manchester, New Hampshire.
The song was originally released in UK as non-album single in 1969, and then put out to America a week later, eventually reaching the #1 spot in both countries. They did record a country version of the song with some tweaked lyrics called “Country Honk” for their Let It Bleed album five months later, as well.
Inject it into my veins…
And as a side note, for real, when are we gonna get a solo Joanna Cotten record? She’s such a queen and that powerhouse voice deserves to be heard on a studio album…
The original non-album single:
And the country version. Maybe we can get Chief to do this version next…