This article was originally published in January 2017.
Rising country artist Cody Jinks’ cover of a rock and roll classic is sure to give you chills.
Now, artists cover Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” to death. Often considered one of the iconic rock band’s greatest songs, its lyrical depth matched with unmistakable melody make it the stuff of legend. Simply put, covering the song well ain’t easy.
And yet, here comes Jinks with his burly country baritone and slide guitar. The combination makes for a winning rendition. He keeps it pretty down the middle, but elects to repeat the song’s famous chorus. It is, as they say, a good decision.
The solo remains tasteful, something Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour surely appreciates. And while the country overtones come on think, they don’t feel contrived. Even for a cover of a world-famous British song from 1975.
And that artwork. Man, that’s some good artwork. If more country singers wanted to adapt actually artwork for their releases, well that would be fine by us.
Jinks just can’t do any wrong lately. Besides recent album I’m Not The Devil garnering universal praise (not to toot our own horn for starting the praise party, but toot toot), Jinks is also selling out shows left and right.
He sold out three consecutive Nashville performances at famed venue 3rd and Lindsley. He then sold out several West Coast dates, including Los Angeles, Portland and three nights in Seattle. Did we ever mention hipsters love that traditional country sound? Jinks’ luscious beard certainly doesn’t hurt, either.
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