Not long ago at a meet-and-greet during his current Road to Hell Paso tour, Koe played a beautiful stripped-back rendition of the Randy Rogers Band heater “I Miss You With Me.”
The solo write from Randy was first included as a bonus track on RRB’s 2004 Rollercoaster album, and I love hearing Koe dig deep into their catalog to pull out a sad country song like this.
It’s definitely reminiscent of the sound and some of the songs on his first album Noise Complaint, and in the video shared by a fan on TikTok, there was a comment that he might’ve mentioned during that performance he’ll be including a studio cover of it on his next album.
We know he’s been teasing that he’ll eventually put out a full-blown country album, though after the release of Hell Paso last year, Koe also said he feels like he finally perfected that unique blend of country, rock and grunge and wants to stick with that for the time being.
I don’t know if I’d hold my breathe on a studio cut of “I Miss You With Me” (though I would absolutely love if it does happen), but even still, I don’t know if I could love it more than this simple little rendition, honestly.
What I’d really love is to one day get a fully acoustic album of songs already in his catalog, as well as some covers like this:
Found some songs in the desert with these 2 buddies this week. Really love the freedom that @KoeWetzel writes with. Talented dude. @randyrogersband ain’t too bad himself 😜. Enjoyed the hell out of it. What a week boys! Let’s do it again soon pic.twitter.com/3rJcX5CuN8
And seeing as it’s been over a year now since Hell Paso was released, it feels like we could potentially be getting close to some new music in near-ish future, so stay tuned for more.
Randy and Wade actually stopped by the Whiskey Riff Raff podcast not too long ago to talk about their new collaborative album Hold My Beer, Vol. 3. and of course their trip to the Sonic Ranch with Koe, so make sure you check that out while you’re here if you haven’t listened already for some insight on what they worked on.
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