Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen followed up their warmly received duets album Hold My Beer, Vol. 1, with a live album earlier this month. Watch This captures the easygoing camaraderie and wry sense of humor of the two Texans’ loose stage show. To promote the album, the duo filmed a series of live performances, including this one for Rogers’ song “Hangin’ Out in Bars.”
And the video is all kinds of meta. As Rogers sings about pining for a lover by killing time at the saloon, Bowen does just that, barely strumming his guitar and taking sips off a beer. Rogers knows it too, cracking a smile as Bowen polishes off his pint right at the song’s end.
“We wanted to make a country-ass record,” Rogers told Rolling Stone Country of Hold My Beer, which spawned the new live LP. “We wanted it to be a throwback, to lean heavily on the music we liked as kids. The music our dads would jam to. We wanted lots of fiddle. Lots of steel. And lots of duets, obviously.”
Both artists are currently on tour with their respective bands. Their next show together is July 14th in Helotes, Texas.