I guarantee you no other artist is doing medleys that include the Doobie Brothers, Sheryl Crow AND Nelly.
Eric Church brought his Gather Again Tour to the Enterprise Center in St. Louis this weekend, and opened up with his fan-favorite acoustic “Mistress Named Music” medley.
In past shows Eric has covered everything from “Neon Moon” to Bob Seger’s “Night Moves” to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” You never really know what you’re going to get, and that’s what makes it so incredible.
Well Eric pulled out a couple of surprises in St. Louis, paying tribute to some of the city’s most famous artists – jokingly warning the crowd that it might be “a modified trainwreck.”
The medley started out, of course, with Eric coming onstage for an acoustic version of “Mistress Named Music.” He then launched into a tribute to Chuck Berry with “Johnny B. Goode” before going full send into “Lose Yourself” by Eminem – who’s actually from Missouri, despite being best known for his connections to Detroit.
Next Eric pulled out a cover of “Black Water” by the Doobie Brothers, along with Missouri native Sheryl Crow’s “The First Cut Is The Deepest,” joking with the crowd that he “promises it’s the first time he’s ever done this.”
But then Chief told the crowd that “this is where it goes off the rails” before paying tribute to hometown rapper Nelly with his versions of “Ride Wit Me” and “Country Grammar” before bringing it back to “Mistress Named Music” to wrap up the 12-minute medley.
AND THAT WAS JUST THE OPENING SONG.
There really is nothing like an Eric Church live show.