At their April 7 gig at New York’s City Winery, southern rockers Blackberry Smoke performed an intimate single-set show, with nods to iconic acts like the Grateful Dead, The Band and more.
Blackberry Smoke opened the performance with the traditional and between original tunes, they covered legends like The Rolling Stones (“Loving Cup”) and Ray Charles (“Hard Times”).
The band’s take on the Grateful Dead’s “Althea” came near the end of the show, with frontman Charlie Starr leading the charge on vocals. Later, after the band touched on an older original – “Normal Town” – and 2012’s “One Horse Town,” they offered up a six-minute “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.”
The show closed with two more BBS compositions, namely “I Ain’t Got The Blues” and “Ain’t Much Left Of Me,” both off 2012’s The Whippoorwill.
For more information on Blackberry Smoke visit their official website.
Watch their versions of “Althea” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” (via YouTuber FretsmanRFS) below:
April 7, 2019
City Winery, New York City
Columbus Stockade Blues, Pretty Little Lie, Lay It All on Me, Sanctified Woman, Wish in One Hand, Believe You Me, Loving Cup, The Good Life, Mother Mountain, Hard Times, Run Away From It All, Seems So Far, The Whippoorwill, Everybody Knows She’s Mine, Althea, Happy Birthday to You, Normaltown, One Horse Town, The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down, I Ain’t Got The Blues, Ain’t Much Left Of Me