Bluegrass artist Dale Ann Bradley is premiering the new music video for her twangy take on Journey’s ’70s rock classic “Wheel Inside the Sky” exclusively for readers of The Boot. Press the play above to look at it. Bradley brings traditional bluegrass sensibilities to this loved rock track with her powerhouse vocals and plucky mandolin playing. In its accompanying song video, she’s joined a group of proficient musicians on banjo, guitar, and dobro, and looking them play the hell out of their instruments is just as pleasurable as taking note of Bradley singing.
A Journey fan herself, Bradley determined something acquainted inside the lyrics of this anthem lamenting the ahead movement of time: “Wheel in the Sky” has the lyrics and melody of first-era artists; it is nearly Old West- or Appalachian-sounding,” Bradley tells The Boot. “I assume Steve Perry is one of the first-class vocalists ever to live. The whole band become at that factor, and all their songs honestly got your attention,” she provides. “It was wonderful music you couldn’t pull away from. They’re subsequent degrees.”
Written by Robert Fleischman, Neal Schon, and Diane Valory for Journey’s fourth studio album, 1978’s Infinity, “Wheel within the Sky.” It reached No—fifty-seven on the Billboard Hot hundred. A member of the all-woman five-piece band Sister Sadie, Bradley has a storied career as one of the bluegrass style’s most talented vocalists. She’s received the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year trophy five instances since 2007. At the 2019 Grammy Awards, her band’s Sister Sadie II album was nominated for Best Bluegrass Album.