Roger Clark and Deep Chatham cover “Your Cheatin’ Heart”

Roger Clark (guitar), Jeff Loops (bass) and Julian Sikes (backing vocals).

Roger Clark (guitar), Jeff Loops (bass) and Julian Sikes (backing vocals).

In this unexpected collaboration, country musician Roger Clark and not-so-easy-to-categorize band Deep Chatham (Jeff Loops on bass and Julian Sikes providing the occasional backing vocal) perform an impromptu cover of Hank Williams’ classic tune “Your Cheatin’ Heart.”

Clark had encountered the duo in passing as they busked in front of the Iron Sculpture in downtown Asheville in 2011. A casual conversation about old-time country had turned into an off-the-cuff jam session between three musicians separated by nearly two generations. Clark only played a few songs with Deep Chatham, and this was a truly fortunate thing to happen across.