Trust a Southern rock band to cover “Southern Accents.” The Steel Woods have released a video for their cover of the Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers track, courtesy of Rolling Stone Country.
The Steel Woods up the ante for the slow-burning track and infuse it with their own intensity and verve, most evident in the electrifying guitar solo. The accompanying video captures the band laying it down in the studio, lyric sheets, knob-twiddling and all.
This cover is part of a four-song epilogue on The Steel Woods’ forthcoming album, Old News, which pays tribute to fallen musicians Petty, Merle Haggard, Gregg Allman and Wayne Mills. The album is out January 18.
Watch the video below: