From an artist that I will definitely be learning more bout, here’s a minimalist Cranberries cover. Learn more about Jay at www.jaybrannan.com or find him on Facebook.
He’s put out an album of covers and also has a great body of original work, which you can find on iTunes.
Open Mic Monday!
Here’s Salim of Kenya with a cover of Simon & Garfunkel or the Bangles, depending on your age. I love this because there are animals making noise around the microphone while the man sings and plays. Cool guitar too.
Todd Snider is a great songwriter. Period. Up there with Tom T Hall, Townes Van Zandt and Randy Newman. It all starts with being a great story teller. That’s evident on all of his albums. His sense of humor is great too as you’ll find out when he introduces his set or tunes his strings. of But he can also do a great cover. This is just what a great cover is all about. Here’s Todd with “Fortunate Son” from Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Today I realized I had slacked on posting an amateur tune for Monday. Sorry about that. In other news….
Here’s a beautiful slow-core dirge-y version of the Boss’ “I’m On Fire” by Bats for Lashes, which is the musical work of some Brit art house genius named Natasha Khan. I love this song, love Bruce Springsteen and am flirting with this rendition.
Here’s a song you’d never expect to hear from John Bon Jovi, a reverential treatment of the Dick Holler tune made famous by Dion in 1968. This was released in response to the assassination of Bobby Kennedy.
More on Dion and artists who have covered his music…