The Highwomen

Last week I discovered The Highwomen, a musical supergroup comprised of singer-songwriters Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, and Amanda Shires. They are, for the moment, my new favorites, and today I’m going to just turn the stage over to them:

Such a powerful anthem! That was their official video of the tune (from their YouTube channel).

It’s such a good tune it’s worth listening to again. Here’s a live version (from The Tonight Show). One thing I like about this clip is that the closed captioning has the lyrics. I recommend turning that on and following along. The lyrics have a message — these are people with something to say. (So listen.)

Update Sept 18, 2019: The video link broke! Apparently The Tonight Show videos don’t last long or there was some problem. I can’t find the video on the show’s channel either. (Whatever; I don’t care for Fallon, anyway.) Instead, here’s Redesigning Women from their appearance on The Howard Stern Show.

Here’s a live version of another tune of theirs (and again, way worth paying attention to the lyrics):

Update Sept 18, 2019: This The Tonight Show link broke as well. (Screw that show.) If you go to the YouTube channel for The Highwomen, you can find this official audio version of Crowded Table (it’s one of my favorites of theirs):

What’s cool about this tune is its connection with the previous post. It’s an anthem of inclusion — a “crowded table.”

And finally, they’ve been catching a lot of attention with this cover of the Fleetwood Mac classic “The Chain” — you’re gonna wanna crank this one up:

Wow! Just wow!

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Their first album isn’t out yet, just these three tunes so far,  but I’ve already pre-ordered it, and I hope it’s out soon!

Stay musical, my friends!

About Wyrd Smythe

The canonical fool on the hill watching the sunset and the rotation of the planet and thinking what he imagines are large thoughts. View all posts by Wyrd Smythe

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