Sierra Ferrell Throws Down Phenomenal Cover Of Kris Kristofferson’s “Me And Bobby McGee”

Sierra Ferrell

Another stellar cover from Sierra Ferrell.

Talk about a classic song to break out. “Me and Bobby McGee” was made famous with Janis Joplin’s version recorded in 1971, which was a chart-topping success. However, the rock and roll classic has country music roots, as the author behind the famed track is none other than Kris Kristofferson.

While the song made famous by Joplin has a lot of rock influence, the melody still has twangs of country roots. Sierra Ferrell, being the rising star that she is, took a stab at covering the song, but stab is a light way of describing this cover. Ferrell knocked it out of the park.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I don’t think there is a song that Ferrell couldn’t cover well. And in all honesty, I think Ferrell is the perfect person to cover this song. Her Appalachian roots are intertwined with classic rock, Latin, and bluegrass influences. Ferrell’s vocals can adapt to many genres as she puts her own flare on singles like this one.

She asks the crowd to sing along with her, and after the first line, the crowd sounds off with cheers as they quickly recognize the song. When it’s time to chorus, you can hear the soft buzz of the crowd singing along with her, filling the venue with beautiful lyrics.

“Freedom is just another word for nothin’ left to loseNothin’, don’t mean nothin’ hon’ if it ain’t free, no-noAnd feelin’ good was easy, Lord, when he sang the bluesYou know feelin’ good was good enough for meGood enough for me and my Bobby McGee”

Ferrell sounds as close to perfect as you can get vocally. This song highlights her unreal vocal control as she slides from the lower notes effortlessly into the higher ones she belts out with confidence.

As she stands center stage, sparkling from head to toe in her outfit, her presence is star-quality, matching the performance.

From this to her cover of The Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down,” I am getting an itch to get an album of classic rock covers from Ferrell.

With each of her performances, we continue to see Sierra Ferrell’s unbridled talent and her blow up even more. We ARE in the era of Sierra.

You might as well watch her cover of “Don’t Let Me Down” while you’re here.

Tour Dates:

3/20 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium^
4/4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
4/6 – Olympic Valley, CA – WinterWonderGrass Tahoe
4/9-4/12 – Puerto Aventuras, QR – The Avett Brothers At The Beach
4/17 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
4/18 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theatre
4/19 – Fayetteville, AR – JJ’s Live
4/20-4/21 – Georgetown, TX – Two Step Inn
4/23 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
4/24 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
4/26 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
4/27 – Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst Theater
4/28 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
5/9 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
5/10 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
5/11 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
5/12 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
5/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
5/22 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
6/4 – Los Angeles, CA – Arena*
6/7 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena*
6/8 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena*
6/14 – Denver, CO – Empower Field at Mile High*
6/15 – Denver, CO – Empower Field at Mile High*
7/26-7/28 – Floyd, VA – Floydfest
^w/ Nikki Lane
*w/ Zach Bryan

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