Watch Shane Smith & the Saints, Charles Wesley Godwin, & Midnight River Choir Burn Down Red Rocks With Cover Of “Tuesday’s Gone”

Charles Wesley Godwin and Shane Smith
Shane Smith & The Saints

You can never go wrong with a Lynyrd Skynyrd cover. Especially when you have an all-star cast of musicians burning it down on stage together.

With the release of Norther, their highly anticipated first studio album in nearly five years, Shane Smith & the Saints are one of the hottest acts in music right now. The buzz surrounding the band is palpable, and has been for a while, as the shows keep getting bigger and bigger and the fanbase continues to grow at a rapid pace. All of this will come to a culmination of sorts, at this point in their careers at least, when the Austin, TX based outfit takes the stage before a sold out crowd at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater in just a few weeks on May 7. And with Hayes Carll and 49 Winchester opening up the show, it’s bound to be one for the ages.

This won’t be the band’s first time headlining the near 10,000 capacity venue outside of Denver, though, and it sure won’t be their last. Almost a year ago to the date of the upcoming show, on May 9, 2023, Shane Smith & the Saints brought their high energy country/rock show to Red Rocks with Charles Wesley Godwin and Midnight River Choir in tow, making it a headlining venue debut to remember.

In their 23 song set, the band managed to play a healthy mix of their biggest hits and sentimental deep cuts, and they even managed to tease a couple unreleased tunes at the time and drop in a few covers, setting the tone early with Steve Young’s “Seven Bridges Road” (popularized by The Eagles) and keeping the energy going with Levon helm’s “Hurricane” a few songs later. One of the many highlights of the show, though, came towards the end of the set when they were joined on stage by Godwin and Midnight River Choir for an all-time cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s classic “Tuesday’s Gone” before closing with their most popular song to date “All I See Is You.”

Originally released on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1973 debut album Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd) alongside “Free Bird,” “Gimme Three Steps,” and five other southern rock standards, “Tuesday’s Gone” is a timeless classic that will forever live on immortalized in the lore of American rock and roll. And what better way to pay homage to it than this? With their next Red Rocks headliner quickly approaching, Shane Smith & the Saints posted to YouTube an awesome video of the cover that captures just how special the moment was.

Check it out here:

Man, I wish I had been there for this one.

If you have somehow missed out on their latest album Norther, here are a couple of my favorites off of the new album to get you started:


“Fields of Heather”


Shane Smith & the Saints will be back at Red Rocks on May 7 to run it back again, this time with Hayes Carll and 49 Winchester, but if you weren’t able to get tickets to this show in particular, you’re in luck. These guys are hitting the road hard tand playing the new ones all spring and summer long. And you’re not going to want to miss out.

Shane Smith Tour Dates:

4/26 – Stagecoach – Indio, CA~

5/4 – Calf Fry – Stillwater, OK~

5/7 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO%

5/14 – DR Koncerthuset Studie 2 – Copenhagen, Denmark!

5/16 – Cloud Nine – Utrecht, Netherlands!

5/17 – Highways 2024 – London, United Kingdom~

5/18 – Gorilla – Manchester, United Kingdom

5/19 – Oran Mor – Glasgow, Scotland!

5/31 – Basin PBS Main Street Live – Midland, TX

6/1 – Food Truck Championships – Graham, TX^

6/2 – Gulf Coast Jam – Panama City Beach, FL~

6/19 – Country Jam – Mack, CO~

6/20 – Gordy’s HWY 30 Music Festival – Filer, ID~

7/5 – Greeley Stampede – Greeley, CO

7/9 – Big Sky Events Arena – Big Sky, MT+

7/19 – Country Jam – Eau Claire, WI~

7/19-7/21 – Faster Horses – Brooklyn, MI~

8/10 – Bootheel Rodeo – Sikeston, MO

8/16-8/17 – Wheatstock Music Festival – Helix, OR~

9/1 – Montana’s Biggest Weekend – Dillon, MT~

9/19-9/22 – Bourbon & Beyond – Louisville, KY~

10/4 – Redwest – Salt Lake City, UT~

10/5 – Ford Wyoming Center – Casper, WY*

10/18-10/20 – Goldensky 2024 – Sacremento, CA~

12/6 – Dolby Live – Las Vegas, NV=

12/7 – Dolby Live – Las Vegas, NV=

~Festival Date
%w/ 49 Winchester, Hayes Carll
!w/ Tanner Usrey
^w/ Reckless Kelly
+supporting Trampled By Turtles
*supporting Ian Munsick
=suppporting Cody Jinks

And for good measure, here’s Lynyrd Skynyrd playing “Tuesday’s Gone” in San Francisco back in 1976.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock