Watch Kacey Musgraves Cover Coldplay in London
December 14, 2015 - Picnic Time
While Prince Harry watched from a audience, Kacey Musgraves sang a stripped-down cover of Coldplay’s “Yellow” during final month’s Royal Variety Performance. She was a usually nation artist to strike a theatre during a annual London event, whose lineup also enclosed Elton John, One Direction, Kylie Minogue and Brandon Flowers.
Joined by longtime partner Misa Arriaga, Musgraves took a folksy proceed to Coldplay’s first hit, negligence a dash significantly and subbing dual acoustic guitars for a original’s electric stomp. Arriaga joins her on harmonies during a chorus, and a outcome is meagre and lovely, rather suggestive of Gillian Welch’s duets with Dave Rawlings. (Watch a opening above.)
Having wrapped adult her European debate several days before Thanksgiving, Musgraves is now behind home, prepping for a contingent of year-end performances in Austin with Willie Nelson. The duet partners previously common a check this summer, when Musgraves played a set at Nelson’s Fourth of Jul Picnic. This time, they’ll extend a partnership to 3 nights during ACL Live, with Musgraves resuming her possess debate — dubbed the Kacey Musgraves Country Western Rhinestone Revue — shortly thereafter.