Rising rock star Courtney Barnett recently impressed us as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live’s finale, rocking out on a couple original tunes from her recently-released Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit album. However, jam scene fans who listened to the massive Day Of The Dead compilation tribute album to the Grateful Dead surely heard Barnett’s potent rendition of the Workingman’s Dead classic, “New Speedway Boogie.”
Barnett took to the stage of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night, where she brought the Grateful Dead cover into the live setting. Barnett absolutely rocks the tune, keeping the traditional blues feel but adapting it to her disenfranchised rock style.
Watch Barnett’s “New Speedway Boogie,” below.