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boygenius - Cowboy Take Me Away (Live on KEXP)

  • Published on Mar 4, 2019 veröffentlicht
  • KEXP.ORG presents boygenius (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus) performing "Cowboy Take Me Away" live at Avast! Recording Co.. Recorded November 24, 2018.
    Host: Cheryl Waters
    Audio Engineers: Tom Hall, Julian Martlew & Kevin Suggs
    Audio Mixer: Julian Martlew
    Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen & Kendall Rock
    Editor: Jim Beckmann
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Comments • 0

  • Susan Zoeckler
    Susan Zoeckler 2 years ago +336

    Such beautiful voices in exquisite harmony, but I do wish they'd given the violinist credit in the description. Her contribution is an important part of what makes this performance so special.

    • J James
      J James Year ago +36

      Right? I'm pretty sure that's Camille Faulkner though.

    • Susan Zoeckler
      Susan Zoeckler Year ago +19

      @J James Thank you! I don't know who Camille Faulkner is, but now that I have her name, I can go searching for more videos. I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know.

    • Werner Hedegaard
      Werner Hedegaard Year ago +10

      Agree, that violin is a marvellous contribution to that beatiful song

    • Laura Sosnow
      Laura Sosnow 3 months ago +1

      It is her

    • John Gibb
      John Gibb Month ago +2

      It is. But if you listen to the whole track more songs they talked about her. Listen to this monterrage from like 1 to 5 or 6. Awesome and great!!!

  • glass tapes
    glass tapes  4 years ago +2032

    southern 90s kids who rode around in their moms car listening to country radio will get the feels listening to this

    • Lauren Ochoa
      Lauren Ochoa 4 years ago +19

      kifferei this exactly. i feel safe

    • Arthur Mead
      Arthur Mead 4 years ago +26

      They played this everywhere

    • Hoodratstuff15
      Hoodratstuff15 4 years ago +26

      this comment was way too specifically me.

    • Blake T
      Blake T 4 years ago +15

      45 minute drive to sister's soccer practice, 45 minutes to the gym, 20 minutes to the grocery store.
      Now I write country shit. Shout out.

    • Neekafat Studios
      Neekafat Studios 4 years ago +16

      not just southern my friend

  • Yuriy Kolesnyk
    Yuriy Kolesnyk 2 years ago +74

    Lucy’s voice is sublime.

  • Dylan Campbell
    Dylan Campbell 2 years ago +214

    WOW!! Julien Baker...I used to work at guitar center off Stage rd/64 (outside of Memphis) and she was a youngster in there buying up effect pedals. I remember helping her often bc she had really good taste in pedals and knew her gear! Congrats to you and all your success!! Love the cover and it appears you're surrounded by AMAZING SOULS 👏

    • mcaleerjm
      mcaleerjm 3 months ago +9

      Yeah this checks out lol. These women are all super tone-conscious and their stuff always sounds impeccable.

  • Murray Marshawn
    Murray Marshawn 2 years ago +674

    These girls make me believe that the lint in my pocket has meaning.

  • Keith McDonald
    Keith McDonald 4 years ago +84

    I just can't believe the absolute sheer talent these 3 have as a group. Just magic.

    • bert forbes
      bert forbes 4 years ago +1

      This song has been covered since probably 1999. By far my favorite!!!!!!

    • Tim Hargan
      Tim Hargan 3 months ago

      arent there 4?

  • yoongicowboy
    yoongicowboy 4 years ago +325

    This Dixie Chicks CD was the first CD I ever owned as a kid. Hearing my favorite band now cover it is so unbelievably magical and nostalgic

    • Stella Bella
      Stella Bella 2 years ago +1

      I like this version better. The DS is overproduced, the singing “nasaly”. DS rocked it up whereas BG sings it with longing.

    • Dallas
      Dallas 2 years ago +2

      The chicks…..lol

    • jevinday
      jevinday 8 months ago +2

      Nice, that's a great intro to music! The Dixie chicks really are something else and boygenius does a great job

    • Old Chunk of Coal
      Old Chunk of Coal  6 months ago

      ​@Dallas *The Dixie Chicks

    • BoxJaw
      BoxJaw 2 months ago +1

      Fly doesn’t have a single skipable song on it tbh

  • overtross
    overtross 3 months ago +21

    Me as a kid: sure, I'm too cool for this, but I've gotta admit they can both sing and play
    Me now: damn, they rolled up romance, religion, and pastoral fantasy all together like salt, flour and lard, a dang ol' fluffy pastry of a song

  • Rosary
    Rosary Day ago

    I was a huge Dixie Chicks fan and they continue to hold a very special place in my heart to this day. This was always one of my favorites of theirs and hearing boygenius, one of my all time favorite bands ever, cover it is nothing short of heaven.

  • Bridie Fry
    Bridie Fry 7 months ago +82

    i was raised on The Chicks and somehow only just discovered this cover and i LOVE boygenius and all its members solo careers so you can imagine i'm freaking out rn

    • Old Chunk of Coal
      Old Chunk of Coal  6 months ago +2


    • Bridie Fry
      Bridie Fry 5 months ago +8

      @Old Chunk of Coal just respecting the fact they changed the band name :)

  • Q
    Q 2 years ago +99

    Lucy's verses are just so damn good

  • Nick Wright
    Nick Wright 3 months ago +13

    I could listen to Lucy sing all day. I love them all

  • Glassglue
    Glassglue 2 years ago +132

    The way Julien delivers that first "sounds good to me" reduces me to existential sobs every time.

  • Wandering Stranger
    Wandering Stranger Month ago +4

    We need an official release of this

  • Summer Bozeman
    Summer Bozeman 2 years ago +33

    Isn't this just beautiful and etherial? And not so different from the original? I love when bands can make something sound like them without also not making it NOT sound like the song we're familiar with. That's artistry.

  • John Haupenthal
    John Haupenthal 2 years ago +26

    All three of them have such amazing voices

  • Cody Fulk
    Cody Fulk 4 years ago +241

    90's country is a special kind of nostalgia. Puts me back in the backseat of my grandmas '90 Escort, studying the detail of the Nasa sticker I had stuck to the back passenger window, mouthing the words to every song.

    • Charlie Bourgeois
      Charlie Bourgeois 2 years ago +7

      Damn. This hits hard. Field parties, sliding on fresh gravel roads on a curve going too fast, drivers ed final was getting bait and fishing. The list goes on.

    • Maddison L
      Maddison L 2 years ago +4

      Man…. We all had the same childhood huh? But my grandma had a 4-runner

    • Connor H
      Connor H Year ago +3

      My grandma would let my drive her S-10 on the barn roads

  • Shirley Dietsch
    Shirley Dietsch 2 months ago +5

    How lucky for us these ladies found each other to come together as a very talented group. And they even have fun doing it! 💖💖💖

  • miguelord77
    miguelord77 8 months ago +50

    i want a studio version of this on boygenius 2

  • margaret marguerite
    margaret marguerite 4 years ago +39

    their smiles have my whole heart melting ... there is nothing more perfect than this

  • Paola Mendívil
    Paola Mendívil 4 years ago +21

    Everything about this is mesmerizing: their voices, the sounds, all of them.

  • Todd Urness
    Todd Urness 3 months ago +3

    This is absolutely amazing. They can sure harmonize. Brings tears to my eyes...

  • Somatica Productions
    Somatica Productions 2 years ago +18

    This is so outrageously stunning. I’m completely blown away

  • Rachel Petersen
    Rachel Petersen 3 years ago +2379

    Seeing Julien smile while she's singing makes me feel so many things but mostly Gay

    • Billy Dub
      Billy Dub 3 years ago +27

      she has the best smile.

    • comrade hermit
      comrade hermit 3 years ago +10

      Ad trans to that and samesies. To quote Morel Orel (of all things) "Tiny female Jesus!..."

    • Courtney Wofford
      Courtney Wofford 2 years ago +1


    • Stewart Allen
      Stewart Allen 2 years ago +45

      Wtf?...why can't someone just enjoy beautiful music & not try to make it about something else......music doesn't fall into genders?..or your sexual preference?...when she sings it beauty....please don't ruin it.

    • Melvin Lee
      Melvin Lee 2 years ago +11

      Who cares but you? That a personal thought that would be better kept to yourself.

  • Deadpocketss
    Deadpocketss 4 years ago +82

    Just when I thought Julien Baker couldn't get any better she goes and does this.

  • erik rivera
    erik rivera 4 years ago +70

    These girls kill it. Gorgeous and they can actually sing. Nice! I love it. The red lipstick girl is amazing.

    • margaret marguerite
      margaret marguerite 4 years ago +32

      hi:) her name is lucy dacus and she has two wonderful albums out called “no burden” and “historian” !!

    • aidan
      aidan 3 years ago +24

      If you want to check out their solo stuff they’re amazing! The one who starts out singing is Julien Baker and she has a very sad discography (I’d recommend everybody does and appointments). The second girl is Phoebe Bridgers and she’s more folksy artist (I’d recommend Scott Street and Smoke Signals). Lucy Dacus is the red lipstick one and literally everything she does is gold!

    • Jeff Daniels
      Jeff Daniels 2 years ago +14

      She is Lucy Dacus. Wonderful voice. And further to the comments below, check out the Brooklyn Steel Pitchfork Live Boygenius concert on Clip-Share from Nov 2020. Each of these gifted artists performs a 30 minute set of their own material with their own bands, and then they come together at the end as boygenius and perform their entire EP. It is magical to say the least.....

  • danman6669
    danman6669 4 years ago +34

    I think I've listened to this 100 times in a row by now. Well, not really, but it sure feels like it. This is damn good.

  • Mr Goodwrench 3
    Mr Goodwrench 3 3 years ago +10

    Wow !! You girls did an awesome job covering the Chicks. Simply beautiful. So far this is my favorite cover of Cowboy Take Me Away. Thanks so much.

  • David Murray
    David Murray 7 months ago +10

    I saw Lucy Dacus perform at First Avenue in Minneapolis last year. The show was amazing, and because she had an injured back, she had to either sit or lie down through the entire show. If boygenius goes on tour, I will be there!

  • DukeOfDeath27
    DukeOfDeath27 3 years ago +15

    Those little giggles at the end of the song just help emphasize that those absolutely amazing musicians are just young girls. Blows my mind how good they already are!

  • Roy A uhl
    Roy A uhl Year ago +7

    Best cover of this song I've ever heard! GREAT job ladies, I'll be waiting to hear from you gals in your future! Great job

  • Sung Yul Taylor
    Sung Yul Taylor 2 years ago +7


  • Thomas Geiss
    Thomas Geiss Year ago +1

    Wow! what a cover and a tribute to the chicks. These harmonies are sublime!

  • Bismuth Crystal
    Bismuth Crystal 4 years ago +212

    I often wake up with country songs from my childhood; my mom's music; stuck in my head. Usually it's infuriating, soulless, overproduced Nashville pop country. Sometimes it's the Chicks or other great stuff. Whenever it's this song, and it often is, I'm glad. And this is the best version of it I've ever heard. Fantastic.

    • Arthur Mead
      Arthur Mead 4 years ago +3

      The best version was the original

  • Paul Hewett
    Paul Hewett Month ago

    Oh, I love this song and this band. Beautiful Harmonies😍😍

  • zaina
    zaina Year ago +19

    why isn’t this on spotify i’m dying

  • Jeff Saginaw
    Jeff Saginaw 2 years ago +6

    That IS what passionate intensity looks and breathes like! Bravo to the staff at Avast for a great job with the audio. No credit for the violinist? Comon'...

  • simplmark22
    simplmark22 2 years ago +7

    Extremely impressive. I admire these women. Phenomenal.

  • flickwtchr
    flickwtchr 4 years ago +28

    So nice hearing such incredible vocals, and so refreshing not sung in American Idol style that has become nauseatingly ubiquitous.

  • Scott Alarcon
    Scott Alarcon Year ago

    So good. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I absolutely love this version. Wish it was a track I could find outside of Clip-Share.

  • Andrew Brandenburg
    Andrew Brandenburg 2 years ago +6

    Much better version here with everything stripped down and simplified. So pure and clean. Love it!

  • Angryhands
    Angryhands 2 years ago +16

    I think I fell in love separately with each of them at different points during this song

  • Goirick Brahmachari
    Goirick Brahmachari 3 years ago

    Love you Julien and Phoebe so much! Two of the best musicians in these hard times.

  • xarmanhs h
    xarmanhs h 3 years ago +16

    My job is really stressful these days and playing this song on repeat calms me down

  • emma
    emma 3 years ago +25

    im late to this but lucy in the upper register for the second verse is PEAK

  • winksley1981
    winksley1981 2 years ago

    Damn that's beautiful. Soooo relaxing to listen to, like a massage through your ears! 👍

  • Tracey Rose
    Tracey Rose 2 months ago +2

    It's Julien's smiles for me 🥺

  • Michael Jordan
    Michael Jordan Year ago +1

    Very good cover. Don’t be afraid to let yourself go vocally. You clearly have the voice. Let it rip

  • J
    J 3 years ago +3

    This cover always takes my breath away...hits different right now.

  • ursafan40
    ursafan40 4 years ago +5

    I like this version better than the original.

  • Kaysa B
    Kaysa B Year ago +3

    Easily one of the best covers I’ve ever heard

  • Mirian Santos
    Mirian Santos 4 months ago

    feels like I am in a movie when I hear this song

  • BubbaNoze
    BubbaNoze 6 months ago +2

    thanks for this -- beautiful song. and another gorgeous audio recording by KEXP -- really nice, warm, rich audio.

  • Giovani Tomazela
    Giovani Tomazela 2 years ago +2

    God bless you all girls!!! Congrats for your bright talents

  • Sala
    Sala 4 years ago +150

    Country fits boygenius like a glove.

  • 40mes
    40mes 2 years ago +2

    Outstanding! Well done.

  • Rex Abrams
    Rex Abrams 4 years ago

    Great job ladies!! Keep it up!!

  • A. Hart
    A. Hart 4 years ago +409

    Damn, does the girl playing violin get a credit? This cover is pretty good but SHE makes it beautiful.

    • monstrabiliss
      monstrabiliss 4 years ago +120

      It's Camille Faulkner! She tours with Julien all the time, such a talent.

    • Michael Stark
      Michael Stark 2 years ago +21

      Country fits boygenius like a glove.

    • Mereduth Grubb
      Mereduth Grubb 2 years ago +8

      Her playing gave me chills.

    • TexMex
      TexMex 2 years ago

      Is she the same girl in a video from 2011 on a channel called " Aron van Selm"? Looks a lot like her and doing a violin / piano cover of Chevalier de sangreal from Divinci Code. The sound is the same also.

    • Dallas
      Dallas 2 years ago +1

      She’s amazing

  • Mark Cameron
    Mark Cameron 4 years ago +229

    Good loorddddd this is fantastic. I never thought I'd see the day I'd see julien baker singing dixie chicks.

    • bert forbes
      bert forbes 4 years ago +18

      This is "fantastic" in so many ways!.....I am reminded that the Chicks had to make the point to their label that they weren't giving up their instruments.

    • Meg B
      Meg B 4 years ago +17

      Makes sense to me. Dixie Chicks were part of a resurgence of feminism. An Ode to them is perfect.

    • Tyler Martin
      Tyler Martin 4 months ago

      A good song is a good song

  • Joey Watts
    Joey Watts 2 years ago

    Beautiful voices & Beautiful strings! THANKS!

  • lune beam dreams
    lune beam dreams 2 years ago +21


  • Cameron Tyson
    Cameron Tyson 4 years ago +64

    this... is the greatest thing I've ever heard. It's almost infuriating. This was on Clip-Share for me to enjoy for a whole SIX DAYS before I found it????????????? Unforgivable.

  • kvinettaf09
    kvinettaf09 5 months ago

    seeing this performance was my introduction to this song and i am grateful for that. their love for it and smiles was infectious and so beautiful. such a gorgeous rendition.

  • Connor H
    Connor H Year ago

    The harmony here is tasty - right on tune almost every time

  • Megan Jewell
    Megan Jewell Year ago +1

    Such incredible talent...

  • TimmyGreenDay
    TimmyGreenDay 7 days ago

    I'm sure the Chicks are flattered that you covered this track , nice work !

  • Jesse Worsham
    Jesse Worsham 3 years ago +6

    This a beautiful version of this song🖤

  • Howard S
    Howard S 2 years ago +1

    Beautifully done.

  • Ron J
    Ron J 2 years ago +1

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • Rerun Son
    Rerun Son 2 years ago

    Never a Dixie Chicks fan...BUT, that was an amazing song. Amazingly done!

  • K J
    K J 2 years ago +1

    First time listener of this band. Beautiful sound.

  • tattoofthesun
    tattoofthesun Year ago +1

    This warms my heart through and through

  • Lady_bakes_a_lot
    Lady_bakes_a_lot 2 years ago

    Brilliant job, ladies 🥰

  • Dan M.
    Dan M. 4 years ago +3

    wow. literally got the chills.

  • Patrick
    Patrick 3 months ago +1

    Love it, fantastic cover. The girl on the fiddle is special

  • Tom Innes
    Tom Innes 2 years ago +1

    This is beautiful. Never heard you before and so glad I did.

  • George Mercer
    George Mercer 4 years ago +2


  • I T
    I T 4 years ago +15

    I said, I wanna touch the earth
    I wanna break it in my hands
    I wanna grow something wild and unruly
    I wanna sleep on the hard ground
    In the comfort of your arms
    On a pillow of blue bonnets
    In a blanket made of stars
    Oh, it sounds good to me
    I said, cowboy take me away
    Fly this girl as high as you can into the wild blue
    Set me free, oh, I pray
    Closer to heaven above and closer to you
    Closer to you
    I wanna walk and not run
    I wanna skip and not fall
    I wanna look at the horizon and not see a building standing tall
    I wanna be the only one for miles and miles
    Except for maybe you and your simple smile
    Oh, it sounds good to me
    Yes, it sounds so good to me
    Cowboy take me away
    Fly this girl as high as you can into the wild blue
    Set me free, oh, I pray
    Closer to heaven above and closer to you
    Closer to you
    I said, I wanna touch the earth
    I wanna break it in my hands
    I wanna grow something wild and unruly
    Oh, it sounds so good to me
    Cowboy take me away
    Fly this girl as high as you can into the wild blue
    Set me free, oh, I pray
    Closer to heaven above and closer to you
    Closer to you
    Closer to you
    Cowboy take me away
    Closer to you

  • wags83
    wags83 2 years ago +1

    This is so, so good!

  • James Muir
    James Muir 7 days ago

    Oh my god, how good is this? And I'll apologise now but how beautiful is the violinist?

  • jmanz79
    jmanz79 2 years ago +31

    This is a stunner. Also I don’t own nearly enough personalized blazers.

  • Lisa
    Lisa 2 years ago +1

    I love this song so much

  • VistarCreative
    VistarCreative 2 years ago +1

    Love! That violin player needs to be a permanent member of the band.

  • chas_ 3
    chas_ 3 7 months ago +7

    The album ‘Home’ from the (Dixie) Chicks is one of best country albums ever.

  • Jessica Lillis
    Jessica Lillis 7 months ago

    They're amazing

  • Timothy Graham
    Timothy Graham 2 years ago

    Not my absolute favorite song, but definitely my most favorite song of the last 20 years.

  • Josh Sharp
    Josh Sharp 6 months ago

    I got tickets to see them at red rocks, im so stoked!!

  • Z
    Z 11 months ago

    The violinist is absolutely stunning!

  • Wendell Bryant
    Wendell Bryant 2 years ago +1

    Masterpiece, nuff Said

  • Christel Jarry
    Christel Jarry 8 months ago

    Beautiful cover of this song of The Chicks! I love it! 🥰🎶🎵🎶🎧🎤🎻 I would love to lie on the grass, under the stars with you my love 🌟⭐🌠🌔🌌🔥❤

  • Robert Basarab
    Robert Basarab Year ago +1

    This is just beautiful

  • Jeannine Everhart
    Jeannine Everhart 7 months ago

    Wow they are great

  • Hanover Green
    Hanover Green 2 years ago

    These young ladies give me hope. Wish them well.

  • Debbie Whilden
    Debbie Whilden 2 years ago +1

    Hi boy genius - you guys are so cool!🙂❤️ what a bunch of beautiful music makers! Thank You so much! 🙂❤️✌🏻🌻⭐️☀️🐰🦄🤘🐯Bw.🦋

  • Doodoo Swaggy
    Doodoo Swaggy Year ago +2

    Cool cover by my close personal friends Julien, Lucy and Phoebe

  • Dustin Bess
    Dustin Bess 2 years ago

    beautiful voice..

  • Philip Macnab
    Philip Macnab 2 years ago

    Well done 👍

  • Augustalover
    Augustalover 4 years ago

    These talented young ladies have a huge future in Country Music . I would keep and eye on them .

    • aidan
      aidan 4 years ago

      Dave Brewer if you like the countryish sound from them listen to Ketchum, id you would like it

    • Sara Kearns
      Sara Kearns 10 months ago +1

      @dbrew2u And perhaps Phoebe's "Graceland Too," which features Julien and Lucy. 'Good recommendation from @aidan9004.

  • Betti P
    Betti P Year ago +2

    this is my favorite cover of all time

    ALEX KAUTZ 2 years ago +1

    Beautiful ♥️