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Watch Blackberry Smoke, Amanda Shires Sing Gentle ‘Let Me Down Easy’

Georgia band and singer-songwriter gather for live, in-studio rendition of collaboration from new LP ‘Find a Light’

Blackberry Smoke have been firing on all cylinders in 2018, preparing for the arrival of their sixth studio album Find A Light on Friday, April 6th. Finding a window in their busy touring schedule, the Atlanta, Georgia-based band decamped to Zac Brown’s Southern Ground studio in Nashville to film a live performance of the LP’s “Let Me Down Easy” with guest Amanda Shires.

In the clip, Shires adds her vocals and fiddle playing to a rendition that faithfully recreates the album version, with light percussion, Rhodes piano riffing and rock-steady guitar thrums. But there’s something about the band’s palpable live chemistry that gives extra emotional heft to frontman Charlie Starr’s lyrics, in which a dejected lover reckons with heartache by asking his ex to take it easy on him.

Following a brief break from the road, Blackberry Smoke will resume their headlining tour April 11th with a show at the Cone Denim Entertainment Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

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