In one of a very long list of guest appearances, Wino played guitar and sang with Royal Trux vocalist Jennifer Herrema on a cover of the Rolling Stones‘ “Sway” that was used as the B-side to a Herrema collaboration with Kurt Vile released as part of Volcom‘s vinyl series a year ago. The plugged-in studio version of the track was premiered here to mark the release (by amazing coincidence, it went up while I was in Europe last year), and it was something different from nearly everything else in Wino‘s sizable discography, even the acoustic stuff.
But it’s that acoustic stuff — namely his late-2010 mostly-unplugged solo debut, Adrift (review here) — that had Wino doing an in-store Jan. 15, 2011, at Volcom‘s L.A. retail store, where Herrema joined him in front of some snazzy pairs of slacks and button-downs to take on “Sway” live. I don’t know how the duet came about and if it was this performance that perhaps sparked the studio version that would be released more than a year later, but it’s out there and as well as it worked in the finished product, I think I might like the live version even better.
Not to mention Herrema‘s poncho looks comfortable as hell. Here’s the live version of “Sway,” recorded in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2011. Please enjoy and have an excellent Wino Wednesday.