Times are difficult in the world right now, well, a bit more than usual, caught as most countries are in the middle of a deadly pandemic. Still, life and death continue, in their inexorable way. So it was that today the music world lost one of its greatest artist of all time, soul giant Bill Withers.
Soon after the news were announced, tributes poured in by many other musicians and artists, including Phillip Phillips, who took to Facebook and Instagram to pay his own personal tribute. In a short video, Phillip played a haunting short cover of Withers’ “I Can’t Write Left Handed.” In a small introduction to his video, Phillip expressed the influence Withers has had on him as a songwriter, saying “I think every song writer has had a connection to Bill Withers at some point in their life and he stays in the back of your mind every time you write a song, “would bill say this?””
Check Phillip’s cover of “I Can’t Write Left Handed, ” below.
Earlier today as well, Phillip shared with fans that he will participating in a second “Together for Texas” livestream tomorrow, April 4 at 7:00 pm CST (5:00 pm PST/8:00 pm EST). The first “Together for Texas” livestream was sponsored by Sendero Provisions Co. to raise funds for “local small businesses, non-profits, and artists affected by COVID-19.” Please visit Sendero Provisions’ Facebook for more information.
And as always, listen to your public health officials, stay home, stay safe, and keep supporting each other in creative ways. Together we will get through this. ~ PhillPhillcom.