Lynyrd Skynyrd may be known for their intense, heavily guitar-driven sound on powerful tracks such as "Free Bird" and "That Smell," but one of their most recognizable songs is much more relaxed in style. That song is called "Tuesday's Gone," and it was featured as the second track on the band's album, (Pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd skin-'nérd).
Written by Ronnie Van Zant and Allen Collins, "Tuesday's Gone" has become a fan-favorite due to its uniqueness and stunning guitar work, which takes on a much softer tone than most of Skynyrd's other songs. Interestingly, the song was not selected by Skynyrd to reinvent and include as an acoustic track on their unplugged album, Endangered Species, which was released in 1994.
Since the song is more relaxed in style, it lends itself to acoustic arrangements quite well, which is why many of those who cover the song do so acoustically. One such person is self-described "supermom" Chelsea Flowers, who is not only a mom and musician, but a photographer and designer.
Skynyrd seems to be one of Flowers' favorite bands, since she's covered them many times before. Her cover of "Tuesday's Gone" is her most recent, but she's also performed her own renditions of "Sweet Home Alabama" and "The Ballad of Curtis Loew" to name a few.
Shot in black and white, Flowers' video of her performing "Tuesday's Gone" is simplistic and artistic, which seems fitting considering her background in photography. By performing the song acoustically, her voice has the chance to shine through, but it more than shines...it sparkles.
Flowers has a sweet, light voice that floats over the lyrics like a feather, an appropriate fit for a song such as "Tuesday's Gone." We feel like Ronnie and Allen would have been mighty proud of her rendition. Check it out for yourself in the video below.
If you like what you hear from Flowers, she has dozens of other covers on her YouTube channel, which you can visit here.
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