Worsham gets by "With a Little Help From My Friends"
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 –
Charlie Worsham enlisted 11 of his friends and peers to join him in covering the Beatles classic, "With a Little Help From My Friends: from afar.
The video premiered at CMT.com on Monday with Worsham offering insight into the song selection, the recording process and his hope that the video might comfort someone in need.
Participants included Worsham on acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, drums, tambourine, vocals;
Billy Justineau on piano, b3, prophet, mellotron; Molly Tuttle on acoustic guitar; Rachel Loy on bass; Jillian Jacqueline on vocals; Tucker Wilson on drums; Stephen Wilson, Jr on vocals; Leigh Bird Nash on vocals; Fancy Hagood on vocals; Lucie Silvas on vocals; John Osborne on electric guitar and Sadler Vaden on electric guitar.
Osborne is one half of Brothers Osborne, while Vaden is a member of Jason Isbell's backing band, The 400 Unit. Tuttle is a solo artist.
In recent weeks, Worsham has hosted live streamed performances and guitar lessons. Last month he hosted a concert live from local haunt Station Inn, and all donations received during the stream supported Porter's Call. Last Friday, he teamed up with Martin Guitar for another special fundraising performance.
Worsham spent time on the road playing with Old Crow Medicine Show. He is currently nominated for his first ACM Award for Specialty Instrument Player of the Year.
Newcomer Charlie Worsham doesn't sound so new once the music starts. In fact, Keith Urban serves as a ready made launching pad for the Mississippi native. Worsham sounds remarkably like the Aussie vocally on the lead-off and very catchy Could It Be, the first single. One could easily imagine Urban would be comfortable singing this smooth, a tad soulful, upbeat sounding song.
And the Urban connection seems most apt as Worsham continues living in the shadow of the superstar for awhile among ...