Acoustic Sessions: Stay A Little Longer

We’re doing a little experiment…. I decided to casually ask fans on twitter what cover they wanted to hear. (I gave them these choices..)

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As you can see, they picked Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey,” but another thing happened…..someone suggested “Stay A Little Longer” by Brothers Osborne (my label mates on EMI) and then everyone started jumping on the SALL bandwagon so I decided to throw together a little cover of that too with my friend, Teddy Christenberry. (He’s the person that’s not me in the video ;0 ) And since that’s what y’all asked for, we didn’t end up doing a Christmas Carol.

So…we will post Tennessee Whiskey in the next couple days…but first, here’s “Stay A Little A Longer” which I believe is currently #6 on the charts….Go BROTHERS. I’m so proud of you.

The way we did this cover is we literally just video taped a couple passes at my manager’s office and picked the best one….it’s causal, it’s fun…if you’re an uptight perfectionist, don’t watch! XO

4 Comments on Acoustic Sessions: Stay A Little Longer

  1. Mike Stewart
    December 19, 2015 at 10:14 pm (1 year ago)

    With your angelic voice, you can sing the phone book and I’d sit and listen. Peace and hugs from PA!

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  2. Kevin Kind Songs
    December 20, 2015 at 12:43 am (1 year ago)

    My experience as a gigging musician, playing in mainly crap bars to drunks is that – less is more. The more acoustic, less gear and more I remove anything that doesn’t showcase the song and lyrics – the more the audience is hooked.

    The voice and lyrics/story seem to be the most hooky. Slowing bpm down helps.

    KB has a great voice so……the more sound from the voice – the better…cut out the rest…in this clip the extra guitar, voice and speed just detracts from the soul of the performance…

    I get why the extra player and bpm is done like it is – but bet the delivery would be more powerful without…try it!

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  3. Kevin Kind Songs
    December 20, 2015 at 12:49 am (1 year ago)

    lol….yeah, I am hearing it as a slow…longing filled ballad – from a woman’s POV, maybe 75% of current BPM…

    The vocal power and emphasis should be on the end of each line….take a breath before and DELIVER those last words – “stay a little looooong….er” in the current vocals the end of the lines is being dropped…

    Maybe i’m dead wrong but try it…the ears will know…unplug the guitars, straight acoustic…

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    • Kelleigh
      December 20, 2015 at 2:39 am (1 year ago)

      hey thanks for all your thoughts Kevin. The guitars were actually unplugged, they were mic’d just by room mics. The chord you’re seeing is a lapel mic that we each had on to get a little more vocal…they’ weren’t wireless so we had to connect them to an xlr. Have a good day!

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