Kendell Marvel‘s “Honky Tonk Experience” is quickly turning into one of Nashville’s most fun weekday adventures. Last night, Marvel brought out Brothers Osborne to sing a couple Merle Haggard songs. And the packed Exit/In crowd loved every minute.
Marvel kicked off the evening by playing his brand new record Lowdown & Lonesome in its entirety. A few songs in, Rami Jaffee even joined Marvel to play some keyboards and accordion. Jaffee is a member of the legendary rock band Foo Fighters. The Foos had a show scheduled in Nashville but had to postpone for a family emergency, so Jaffee made his way to the Honky Tonk Experience.
Marvel then introduced Brothers Osborne, who immediately launched into some inspired Merle Haggard covers. You can actually see Jaffee join the brothers on their cover of “Silver Wings.”
Haggard released “Silver Wings” in 1969. The song from his hit album Okie From Muskogee remains one of Haggard’s most beloved ballads.
The brothers also played their version of Haggard’s “Ramblin’ Fever.” The Hag released that tune as the lead single from the album of the same name in 1977.
Last night wasn’t the first time Brothers Osborne joined Marvel for his Honky Tonk Experience. The duo joined him earlier in the year on the Exit/In stage. Marvel’s monthly residency at the historic Nashville rock club always features interesting guests, from Foo Fighters to folk legends like Alison Krauss.
Marvel is currently supporting his debut solo album Lowdown & Lonesome. He also recently shared some more cool news. His song “Untangle My Mind,” which he co-wrote with Chris Stapleton, will also be on Stapleton’s new record. “You should probably buy both,” Marvel joked on stage.