49 Winchester Puts A Cool, Appalachian Spin On “Superstition” And “Street People” For Apple Music Sessions Feature

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Puttin’ the soul in “Appalachian soul.”

49 Winchester covered 1970’s classics in Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” and Bobby Charles’ “Street People” as part of an exclusive Apple Music sessions feature, and I don’t think they could’ve selected two better songs.

The southwest Virginia band often describes their sound as a unique mixture of southern rock, folk, roots rock, country that, in my opinion, you can’t quite compare to anyone else in the genre.

So needless to say, these two tunes perfectly encapsulate what that means, as frontman Isaac Gibson’s twangy vocals shine and give both of the songs a really fun, interesting take like you’ve probably never heard them sung before.

49 definitely has a bit of that funky, soulful element in a lot of their music, but of course, at the end of the day, it is more decidedly country and rock, so hearing them reimagine “Superstition,’ especially is top tier.

If you have Apple Music, you can go listen the full versions of each one there now, but if you don’t, you can listen to a large portion of each one below (and I highly recommend doing so).


“Street People”

They also put a bit of a twist on their original fan-favorite song “Hays, Kansas”:

“Hays, Kansas”

49 Winchester is also gearing up to head overseas and open up for superstar Luke Combs on his massive world tour here very soon, and you can check out their headlining fall tour dates below.

49 Winchester Fall 2023 tour dates:

11/16/23 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
11/17/23 Knoxville, TN The Mill & Mine
11/18/23 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
11/30/23 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
12/01/23 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
12/02/23 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
12/07/23 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
12/08/23 Charlotte, NC – The Neighborhood Theatre
12/09/23 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl

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