Country singer Eric Church performed in Washington recently and decided to honor Pearl Jam with a cover of “Better Man.”
Church’s show took place on June 28, but the video below has just surfaced on YouTube.
Before the Pearl Jam cover, Church says to the crowd, “Every stop on the ‘Double Down’ tour, there’s a part of the show, about a couple of songs, where we pay homage to where we are and artists that are from here. Full disclosure: We don’t rehearse these things. I’ve said many times my favorite type of music, even though it’s dangerous, is playing music here [points to heart] and not here [points to head.]”
Church then plays the opening notes to “Better Man,” and the crowd goes nuts, to which Church responds with, “That’s too much pressure! C’mon!” Considering there was no rehearsal involved, the cover isn’t half bad.