After much uncertainty over the past few months, we finally have regular season baseball. Yesterday marked Opening Day and while it’s a week later than expected, it’s better late than never.
Detroit native Jack White loves his Detroit Tigers and the former White Stripes frontman can be seen at Comerica Park every so often. For the Tigers Opening Day game against the Chicago White Sox, White performed an eclectic version the Star Spangled Banner before the game.
Native Detroiter Jack White performs the national anthem on Opening Day. #DetroitRoots pic.twitter.com/cANcnHzOYm
— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) April 8, 2022
It’s difficult to pin down exactly how to explain the sound but that’s a reason why this was unique and cool. White twangs solo on the guitar at the beginning and toward the end while the rest of the band comes in with something I’ll call “cushiony hard rock.” It’s understated but yet has an edge.
No doubt, diverting from a “traditional sound” will ruffle some feathers but to me, creativity is something that should be celebrated and this was no doubt a creative version of the national anthem.