Watch Evan Kenney and These Wild Plains honor Charles Bradley with ‘Heartaches & Pain’



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Last weekend the world lost a legend when soul singer and all-around human-spirit-lifter Charley Bradley died at the age of 68 after a battle with cancer. The memorials and tributes have dominated the sane neighborhoods of social media since, and some of the more touching testimonials have come from a personal friend of Bradley’s, musician Evan Kenney.


“All I know is that Charles embodied everything that was the true meaning of ‘loving one another,’ and I’m not sure there will ever be one like that again,” the Dirty Bangs frontman wrote on Facebook earlier in the week. “He’s up there with Hendrix, L. Cohen, and Bowie. I have so much love for the ‘Screamin’ Eagle of Soul’ and this loving admiration is a flame that will never be extinguished.”

Last night (September 28) at the latest Country Club party at Loretta’s Last Call, Kennedy had another chance to pay some respects, sitting in with his familiar friends and collaborators in These Wild Plains for a cover of Bradley’s 2011 song “Heartaches & Pain”.

Watch a clip of the performance below. Featured image up top via @thekingevrock.


@thekingevrock of @dirty_bangs covering @charlesbradley 's "Heartache & Pain" at @countryclub617 #ripcharlesbradley

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