During a recent visit to The Blair Garner Show, Frankie Ballard showed off his classic rock chops and Midwestern roots by playing a pair of Bob Seger tunes.
On the radio program, Ballard deftly shifts between the 1980 Against the Wind track “You’ll Accomp’ny Me” – which Ballard covered on his 2016 album El Rio – and the Nine Tonight classic “Night Moves,” folding the latter into the middle of “You’ll Accomp’ny Me.”
The country star is a noted Seger fan, telling Rolling Stone Country of a recording session in 2015, “We went to Muscle Shoals Sound to rehearse. We loaded into that old studio where all that music was made, the Bob Seger music that I love so much, and the Rolling Stones’ ‘Brown Sugar.’ All that stuff was cut right there.”
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You might want to thank Ballard, too, for putting some Seger music out into the digital world – as NPR recently reported, the rocker’s albums (aside from the 2014’s Ride Out and a couple anthologies) aren’t available on streaming or digital download services.
Ballard is currently on tour through the summer, with a stop planned for tonight (April 5th) at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California.