Charles Wesley Godwin Pays Tribute To Turnpike Troubadours With “Down Here” Cover

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Charles Wesley Godwin

All across the Turnpike Troubadours catalog, you can find hidden gems.

For me, it’s songs like “Morgan Street,” “Evangeline,” “The Hard Way,” among others, that wind up getting a significant number of my spins, although a quick look at Spotify will prove that they are not the Oklahoma band’s most popular songs.

But popular or not, “Down Here” probably falls in my Top 5 Turnpike songs.

A cut from their 2015 self-titled record, “Down Here” tells the story of a defeated man returning to his home town after he seemingly left for bigger and bolder ambitions. And even though he got his teeth kicked in by the world, he’ll always be loved and welcomed back to his home town.

The Turnpike Troubadours kicked off the new year in their home state of Oklahoma at Oklahoma City’s Paycom Center this weekend, with a run of back to back shows featuring Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit and Charles Wesley Godwin.

And ahead of last night’s show, CWG took the time to throw down a quick tribute to his headliners, with a spirited, acoustic rendition of “Down Here.”

“Down Here” by Turnpike Troubadours

And the words of Evan Felker got me through a lot of hard times. Ain’t nothing wrong with going back home to lick your wounds if the world knocks you down. Enjoy!”

And of course, the original studio version from Evan and the boys:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock