“Willin’,” by the late Lowell George, is one of those songs that many may not know by title but is immediately recognizable when it’s heard. It’s also a song to which many artists have gravitated over the years. Here is a video playlist of wonderful cover performances, starting with Uncle Tupelo and working through Tom Petty, Band of Heathens and Steve Earle with Blackberry Smoke. We conclude with a special Newport Folk Festival version that features Shovels & Rope, Shakey Graves, Lucius and Valerie June.
Scroll down for the live version (and a full show) by George and Little Feat that was captured in 1975 at the Auditorium Theater in Rochester, NY.
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