Zac Brown Band is putting its own spin on a Beatles classic during live shows.
Although the group packs many classic covers into its set lists each and every night, its cover of the Beatles‘ “Let It Be” is a stand-out. In this video, Zac Brown is shown leading the performance as he sings an earnest, piano-driven version of the track originally released in 1970. The group brings a fun spirit into every cover it performs; but the band members go out of their way to keep a thread of authenticity weaved tightly through every live rendition.
“We take it pretty seriously when we do a cover,” band member Jimmy De Martini explained to AJC. “We get down note for note and add our own style, too. A lot of the jam bands we grew up with, like Phish and the [Grateful] Dead, they do a lot of covers. We now see, when you’re out there every night, how playing covers can feel new to us, and they’re recognized by the crowd.”
Zac Brown Band’s latest album, Jekyll + Hyde, is available in stores and online now. The band will be out on the road in support of the hit album across the U.S. through November. You can find tour dates here.