Miranda Lambert flaunted her touring band’s talents in a grand and rocking way during her Sat., Jan. 20 show in Atlanta. Amid audience sing-alongs to Lambert’s biggest hits, she busted out a cover of current Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh’s 1973 classic rock standard “Rocky Mountain Way.”
The song serves as a reminder of how guitar-slinging rock ‘n’ roll still impacts country stars’ stage shows. It transported older fans back to past nights out at the Omni and other long-gone Atlanta venues. This came on the same night as Jon Pardi and Brent Cobb sets highlighted by Southern rock riffage.
Although Lambert can belt them out with the best, her band took center stage throughout the extended jam. After Lambert introduced the band, complete with her interpretation of a North Dakota accent, pedal steel specialist Spencer Cullum Jr. wowed the audience with a “talking guitar” solo in the spirit of Walsh and Peter Frampton.
Lambert’s ongoing Livin’ Like Hippies Tour, co-headlined by Pardi, continues through March 24. You can find a full list of upcoming live dates here.