Tuesday, December 3, 2013

See Chuck Mead and Sons of Zevon Cover The Who's 'Who Are You?'

Posted By on Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 7:40 AM

Most folks know Chuck Mead as one of Nashville's premier honky-tonkers — he was one of the founding members of BR549, the band that led the Lower Broad Revival of the ’90s, and he's put out a couple of impressive solo albums of old-school country in recent years.

What you may not know is that Mead is a closet arena-rock frontman. Exhibit A: the above video, showing Mead fronting the Sons of Zevon for a rousing version of The Who's "Who Are You?" on Nov. 16 at The Family Wash. (For those of you who don't know, Sons of Zevon is a collective of local rock luminaries who get together once or twice a year at the Wash to cover the songs of a particular year from the ’70s — in this case, 1978.)

The iPhone-shot video is a little shaky, but Mead's performance is impressive — and he manages to nail the Roger Daltrey thing pretty damn well. See how he holds up next to the real thing — and to Louis C.K. — after the jump ...

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