Skyville Live celebrated the musical power of women last night in a special edition of the show featuring Melissa Etheridge, Cam, Lindsay Ell, Orianthi and Troi Irons. Among the evening’s many amazing collaborations was a special tribute to Chuck Berry as the full ensemble performed an energetic take on his classic “Johnny B. Goode” to close the show.
Grammy-nominated icon Melissa Etheridge kicked the show off with a fiery performance of her debut single “Bring Me Some Water” before having Cam join her for a show-stopping duet on Etheridge’s hit “Come to My Window.” Treating the Skyville Live crowd to some of her newest music, Lindsay Ell performed “Criminal” and “Waiting on You.” In addition to performing her songs “Lawless” and “Call Me,” Troi Irons received a heartfelt intro from Melissa Etheridge as Etheridge joined the band for Irons’ “Today.” And Orianthi kept the energy high as she tore up the stage with “Pride & Joy,” “How Do You Sleep” and “Frozen.”
Etheridge returned to the stage for her take on the Otis Reading classic “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,” a track included on her most recent release “MEmphis Rock & Soul,” which featured interpretations of songs from the legendary Stax catalog. She continued to pay homage to Redding as she transitioned a sultry performance of her hit “I’m the Only One” into his timeless “Rock Me Baby,” including an instrumental break that showcased the sizzling guitar skills of her, Lindsay Ell and Orianthi.
Etheridge spoke to the inspirational power of music as she welcomed the full ensemble back to the Skyville Live stage to perform another Stax classic, The Staples Singers’ crossover hit “Respect Yourself.” Keeping the crowd on its feet, the entire lineup closed the show with a tribute to Rock ‘N’ Roll pioneer Chuck Berry with a spirited performance of his legendary song “Johnny B. Goode.”
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