Watch Marcus King & Blackberry Smoke ‘Take The Highway’ At The Ryman

See Marcus tear up The Marshall Tucker Band classic.

By Nate Todd Feb 13, 2023 1:29 pm PST

Blackberry Smoke continued their collaborative ways for the final night of their two-night stand at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. After welcoming Jamey Johnson and Brent Cobb on Thursday, BBS brought out guitarist Marcus King on Friday.

Blackberry Smoke launched the show with “All Over The Road” off their latest studio album, 2021’s You Hear Georgia. As they did on Thursday, the band leaned heavily on their 2012 album The Whippoorwill, as they just celebrated the record’s 10th anniversary last fall with full performances of the LP. BBS performed seven of the album’s 13 tracks including songs they didn’t play Thursday, “Crimson Moon” and “Everybody Knows Shes Mine.”


King would emerge 13 songs into the main set for a cover of Marshall Tucker Band’s “Take The Highway.” BBS frontman Charlie Starr and Marcus came together for some stellar harmonies on the chorus. The guitarists also swapped verses before King took a fiery extended solo.

Watch Marcs King and Blackberry Smoke cover “Take The Highway” below:

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BBS would also welcome singer-songwtier Butch Walker for a cover of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ “American Girl” ahead of closing the main set with “Shake Your Magnolia.” Jamey Johnson reprised his guest role from Thursday on “Lonesome For A Livin'” to kick off the encore before BBS went it alone to seal their Ryman run with “Old Scarecrow” and “Ain’t Much Left Of Me,” with the latter containing elements of “When The Levee Breaks.”

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Blackberry Smoke
  • All Over the Road
  • Lord Strike Me Dead
  • Six Ways to Sunday
  • Good One Comin' On
  • Rock and Roll Again
  • Waiting for the Thunder
  • Crimson Moon
  • Let It Burn
  • Hey Delilah
  • Everybody Knows She's Mine
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Ain't Gonna Wait
  • Take the Highway
  • Up in Smoke
  • Ain't Got the Blues
  • American Girl
  • One Horse Town
  • Shake Your Magnolia
  • Lonesome for a Livin'
  • Old Scarecrow
  • Ain't Much Left of Me
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