Miranda Lambert’s Keeper of the Flame Tour came to an abrupt end last month, with just three shows to go, when the singer was placed on immediate vocal rest. But back in May, she was in fine form, as the above video from her performance at the Klipsch Center in Noblesville, Indiana, confirms.
Lambert’s hippie-inspired garb, from headband to bell bottoms, was certainly in keeping with the tune she performs here from the upcoming double LP, The Weight of These Wings. “Covered Wagon” is a rollicking country-rock tune, penned and first recorded by Danny O’Keefe in 1971. With lyrics about being a “funky pioneer,” the traveling tune gave the audience – also in fine voice – a chance to sing the repeated refrain of “On down the road we go.”
Not seen in the video, but reported in a concert review was the presence of a beach ball, which Lambert popped once it hit the stage, explaining that the May weather felt more like January. Her weapon of choice was a necklace with a pistol charm, which also doubles as a pocket knife. The charm was a gift from her friend and co-writer Ashley Monroe, which explains her comment at the beginning of the clip, an apparent attempt to silence a disturbance. “I’m gonna have to get my pistol knife after you if you don’t calm down,” she jokes. “Are we good?”
The Weight of These Wings, featuring “Covered Wagon,” will be released November 18th.