Charles Wesley Godwin Delivers Incredible Rendition Of “Rollin’ In My Sweet Baby’s Arms” In New Documentary

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A Charles Wesley Godwin live show is second to none.

Today, he released a short documentary-style film with footage from his sold-out show at Stage AE in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania this past February, and it’s so damn cool.

If you’ve seen the West Virginia native before in concert, then you already know how good he is live, but if you haven’t… this is all the evidence I really need to prove it.

And during the performance, he broke out an oldie that most people think of as a Flatt & Scruggs song called “Rollin’ in My Sweet Baby’s Arms,” which was likely derived from lyrics in the cowboy song “My Lula Gal,” a development of the British and Appalachian song “Bang Bang Rosie” or “Bang Away Lulu.”

The Flatt & Scruggs version was released as a single by Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys in 1951, and Buck Owens released a cover version in August of 1971 as the second single from his Ruby album. Owen’s rendition peaked at #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

Charles introduced the song by telling the Pittsburgh crowd they needed a little more West Virginia in the building, and that’s exactly what he was there to do:

“We’re gonna bring a little West Virginia north of the border for you.”

And not only do we have this cool documentary to check out from CWG now, he’s gearing up to release a new album sometime this year called Family Ties, which I absolutely cannot wait for.

It doesn’t get better than this…

“Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms”

And how about a little “Hardwood Floors” while you’re here, too:

Here’s the full thing, it’s really well-done and a neat peak behind what goes into a CWG show:

Charles Wesley Godwin 2023 tour dates:

Aug 9 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center* – SOLD OUT
Aug 11 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center* – SOLD OUT
Aug 12 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center* – SOLD OUT
Aug 14 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford PREMIER Center* – SOLD OUT
Aug 17 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center* – SOLD OUT
Aug 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Aug 19 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena* – SOLD OUT
Aug 20 – Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Arena* – SOLD OUT
Aug 23 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
Aug 24 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy + Harriet’s
Aug 25 – Glendale, AZ – Desert Diamond Arena* – SOLD OUT
Aug 27 – Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena* – SOLD OUT
Sept 6 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
Sept 7 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen
Sept 8 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre – SOLD OUT
Sept 9 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre – SOLD OUT
Sept 14 – Columbia, MO – Rose Park
Sept 15 – Dubuque, IA – Backwaters Stage at Q Casino^
Sept 16 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
Sept 21 – Lewisburg, VA – Healing Appalachia
Sept 22 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVA
Sept 23 – Winston-Salem, NC – The Ramkat
Oct 12 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
Oct 13 – Ashland, KY – Paramount Arts Center
Oct 19 – Baton Rouge, LA – Texas Club
Oct 20 – Fort Worth, TX – HWY 30 TX Music Festival
Oct 21 – New Braunfels, TX – Gruene Hall – SOLD OUT
Oct 22 – New Braunfels, TX – Gruene Hall
Nov 8 – Columbia, SC – The Senate
Nov 9 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre – SOLD OUT
Nov 10 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel – SOLD OUT
Nov 11 – Greenville, NC – The State Theatre

* w/ Zach Bryan
^ w/ Trampled By Turtles

A beer bottle on a dock



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