Watch Lucinda Williams Cover ZZ Top With Charlie Sexton In Austin

Williams and Sexton nodded to Texas rock legends ZZ Top with "Jesus Left Chicago."

By Nate Todd Aug 10, 2021 10:58 am PDT

Lucinda Williams performed as part of a three-night stand at Austin City Limits Live At The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas in support of Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit. One of the nights saw Williams welcome her longtime collaborator, Texas guitarist Charlie Sexton, for a cover of ZZ Top’s “Jesus Just Left Chicago.”

Williams would open her set with “Something Wicked This Way Comes” from her 2014 album Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone. The renowned singer-songwriter, who recently returned to performing live after suffering a stroke last year, also included material from her latest album, Good Souls Better Angels, in “Bad News Blues,” “You Can’t Rule Me” and more.

Sexton would join Williams for the final five songs of her set, beginning with the title track to her Grammy-nominated album that she recorded with Sexton, 2001’s Essence. Next came the Good Souls Better Angels track “Pray The Devil Back To Hell.” They then delivered a rendition of ZZ Top’s “Jesus Just Left Chicago.” The Texas rock legends recently lost their bassist Dusty Hill and Williams led Sexton and her band through the Tres Hombres cut in the Texas capital.

Watch audience-shot video of Charlie Sexton joining Lucinda Williams for “Jesus Just Left Chicago” below via the JamBase Live Video Archive:

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Lucinda Williams at ACL Live at The Moody Theater

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Bad News Blues
  • West Memphis
  • Lake Charles
  • You Can't Rule Me
  • Essence
  • Pray the Devil Back to Hell
  • Jesus Just Left Chicago  
  • Joy
  • Get Right With God

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