Brad Paisley surprised fans not just with a late-night show in Chicago over the weekend. He also introduced a rather unconventional way of playing slide guitar.
Paisley, in the midst of his Country Nation World Tour with Randy Houser, Leah Turner and Charlie Worsham, played a late night set after his regular gig at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre. During the two-hour club jam with Houser and Worsham, which ended after 3:30 a.m., one fan had a front row seat and captured part of the night on camera.
During a guitar jam between Paisley, Houser and Worsham, Paisley grabbed the fan’s GoPro to use as slide guitar for an up-close look at him riffing onstage.
Clearly excited, the fan, Mike Perlof, uploaded the video on YouTube and detailed the night.
“THE MOST AMAZING thing that has ever happened to me at a live show takes place,” Perlof wrote. “It was the perfect storm because I happened to not have my case on my GoPro which would have made it nearly impossible to play slide guitar with the camera at that angle that Brad got. Not to mention passing the camera without skipping a single note and throwing it back to me perfectly. INSANE! Its magical moments like these that make live music.”
This likely isn’t the first trick Paisley has up his sleeve during the tour. Well known for his pranks, in an interview with Radio.com last month, Houser said he’s ready for the pranks to unravel.
“I know he’s prepared to mess with me a lot,” Houser said. “I don’t know what we’re going to do, but we’re going to start thinking about it. He holds all the quarters whenever it’s his tour. We’ll think of something.”