photo credit: YouTube via Astra Amara via Nicole Wamsley
Long before a chance visit to his Myspace page from now bandmate Scott Holiday resulted in an invitation to join his band, Rival Sons frontman Jay Buchanan was making a name for himself as a fiercely gifted singer-songwriter, dazzling audiences with his quiet intensity paired with a voice that can only be described as absolutely tremendous. Watching Jay with Rival Sons is an otherworldly experience in and of itself, but there’s something about watching Jay perform as a solo artist that tugs at the ol’ heartstrings and makes you dig deep down to pull forth feelings you’d long since forgotten – and this 2010 performance is no different.
“If there is a classic way of Mick and me working together this is it. I had the riff and chorus line, Mick got stuck into the verses. Just like “Satisfaction”. “Wild Horses” was about the usual thing of not wanting to be on the road, being a million miles from where you want to be.” – Keith Richards
Seen here performing a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses,” Jay serves up a vocal performance of the 1971 Sticky Fingers classic that is overwhelming in its power and passion and when paired with the lone cellist accompanying him, Jay’s big moment proves to be even more stunning that we’d imagined possible, making for an experience that you’ll never forget. Check it out in the video below and as always, let us know what you think!