Saturday, December 28, 2013

My Nine Favorite Americana Songs of 2013

 
 
So you know that I'm not really a writer.  Maybe I will start improving after a while but my blog is mostly about - I love this, listen! So here are the I love this - listen Americana songs from 2013.
 
 



The Lone Below - You Never Need Nobody
 
I know I can't see them all but I'm bummed that I missed them when they were in Dallas.  I think I will definitely try to catch them the next time they come around.  This is one of my favorite songs of the year.
 
 
 
The Head and the Heart "Josh McBride" my favorite from the new album that they did not play at their show to my eternal disappointment. 
 
 
Aoife O'Donovan "Glowing Heart"  Love the album.  Red and White and Blue and Gold was my summer song this year. 
 
 
Little Green Cars - Big Red Dragon
 
I couldn't decide which song to share because I love, love, love so many of their songs.  They were one of the best shows I saw this year.  I loved their opening.  I love that they invited the audience up on stage.  I just love this band.  Also listen to The Kitchen Floor, The John Wayne, Harper Lee, My Love Took Me Down to the River to Silence Me... listen to the whole album, people!
 
 
Dawes, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.  Such wonderful lyrics and a LA band with a soul.  I caught a short set at KXT Summer Cut but would love to see a whole show.  This is "Most People" but the entire album is solid. 
 
 
Jason Isbell -  Traveling Alone - a treasure and one of the best albums of the year.  I know I'm repetitive but I love the albums of everyone I'm sharing with you.  I won't say it again.  Just know it.  
 
 
Fuel the Fire by Sarah Jarosz.  She is amazing!
 
 
Birds and Stars by Elephant Revival - One of the reasons I really want to go to the Old Settlers Festival next year.  I just thought I would throw that out there.  Of course, my friend was accused of being "mean" at their show.  Too funny.  Meanness at an Elephant Revival show - ridiculous!


I must, must, must see Steve Earle in 2014.  He is just too cool.  This is Love's Going to Blow my Way. 

Oh so many more that I love.  That's why I will never run out of things to post.  I love so many songs.  Have an awesome 2014 friends. 

Friday, December 27, 2013

Eight Fabulous 2013 Songs That You Probably Didn't Hear on the Radio



I absolutely love year end best of lists.  I always discover some awesome songs that I somehow missed over the year.  I don't do a best of but a favorite list.  This will be more indie flavored favorites.  I've already started favorite 2013 Americana, Texas Country and love song lists.  I think I'm also going to do a favorite lyric list too.  How many days until the end of the year?  They will be coming soon.  I'm also trying to pick songs that I haven't previously shared but I'm sure there will be a little bit of overlapping. 

 
Paris by Magic Man - catchy awesomeness!!!
 
 
 
 
Crazy by Au Revoir Simone - Oh how I love a Brooklyn girly band!


 
Dance all Night by Free Energy - a more nostalgic feel than you would expect from a song titled dance all night





Do It Again by Scottish band Camera Obscura
 
 
 
"Hurricane"  Ms Mr - This song is way too cool to have a Always commercial at the intro.  Ugh advertising, I guess that's the cost of a mostly free internet. 
 
 
"Afraid" by the Neighbourhood of Sweater Weather fame.  I like this song better but it does drop an f bomb.  Shocking! lol
 
 
Another fabulous new artist Laura Mvula.  This woman has a voice!!!
 
 
 
My lovely California dreaming band Best Coast singing This Lonely Morning.  They just make me happy. 
 
 
 
Urgh, I could not get League's Walking Backward to load from Youtube so I 'm taking that as a sign that I've added enough songs on here.  I hope you like one or two or all of them.  

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Music by the Light of the Moon

 



I am not only a music lover.  I am also a sky watcher.  We will be having a full moon tonight so I thought I would use that as my inspiration for my blog.  Some moon inspired music...


First up...a wonderful acoustic Mile on the Moon by Sarah Jarosz



I have no idea who this couple is but the song is "Birds and Stars" by Elephant Revival.  "Ring Around the Moon" is another fabulous song by them but I'm 99% sure I already shared it on here. 



Joseph Arthur "The Honey and the Moon"



"Crazy Ride"  by Michelle Branch - The moon is in the lyrics not the title

 
Okay, who says I can't repeat songs on my blog.  It's my blog and I do what I want.  "Hung the Moon" by Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

Friday, December 6, 2013

Linky Love - Georgia O’Queef meet Slutvomit: The year in band names 2013





Each year, The A.V. Club encounters thousands of bands, 97 percent of which we won’t remember. What makes a band memorable? A good sound? Sure, that helps. A persistent publicist? Also helpful (or harmful, depending on the number of messages we get). A bizarre name? Definitely. In the many years that we’ve been doing our annual “year in band names” story, we can still rattle off some of our favorites. Who could forget Here Comes Old Vodka Tits? Or Happy Mothers Day, I Can’t Read? Gay Witch Abortion also belongs in the hall of fame. No matter how good the music is, these bands make the world a more interesting place.

Full article

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Five Traditional Historical Christmas Songs

 



I love Christmas songs.  I love singing them.  I love listening to them.  This is my first Christmas song post but it won't be my last.  I wanted to post some more traditional and historical songs on this first post.  I added a bit about the history of the song and included a link to an article at the bottom.  Enjoy. 




Allison Krauss and Yoyo Ma - The Wexford Carol - She has the sweetest voice.

The Wexford Carol is a traditional religious Irish Christmas carol originating from county Wexford and dating to the 12th century.



Luciano Pavorotti - Cantique de Noel - I can't breathe when I listen to him sing this song. 

"O Holy Night" ("Cantique de Noël") is a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem "Minuit, Chrétiens" (Midnight, Christians) by Placide Cappeau.


 
The Huron Carol performed by Heather Dale in the original Wendat (Huron), French and English

The "Huron Carol" (or "'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime") is a Christmas hymn, written in 1643 by Jean de Brébeuf, a Christian missionary at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Canada. Brébeuf wrote the lyrics in the native language of the Huron/Wendat people; the song's original Huron title is "Jesous Ahatonhia" ("Jesus, he is born"). The song's melody is a traditional French folk song, "Une Jeune Pucelle" ("A Young Maid"). The well known English lyrics were written in 1926 by Jesse Edgar Middleton

I looked up this song after reading a Louise Penny Three Pines mystery.  I love those books

 
Stille Nacht performed by Il Volo


Silent Night - German Stille Nacht composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr
 
 
 
 
The Glee Cast - The First Noel
 
The First Noel is a traditional classical English carol, most likely from the 18th century, although possibly earlier.
 
 
 
 
When I was reading about the history of Christmas carols I enjoyed this article I found on slate.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Linky Love - Weird Inspirations for Beloved Popular Songs

 
 
I enjoyed this Listverse article and thought I would share it with you.  It's always interesting to hear the stories behind songs. 


Full article

SOTD - Billie Joe + Norah - Long Time Gone


I'm listening to the album Foreverly by Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones and I'm loving it.  How does this even happen?  Are they friends?  They just kick around ideas and this is the result.  I think it's amazing and my SOTD is Long Time Gone. 


Monday, November 25, 2013

SOTD - Hell and Back by Airborne Toxic Event




Ahh a new favorite song.  How do I know when it's a favorite.  When I star it as a favorite the first time I listen to it.  When I hear when I'm falling asleep.  When it's the soundtrack to my dreams.  So here's Hell and Back by Airborne Toxic Event.  Just a catchy, catchy song.  I hope you like it as much as I do. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Zane Williams at Billy Bob's Texas


Urgh!  I hate that I didn't get a good picture last night.  Next time I will walk right up to the stage and snap one.  So this is not a pic of Zane Williams at Billy Bob's.  It is actually a still from his video for Overnight Success which I posted below.  Last night was his first headlining performance at Billy Bob's and my first time seeing him.  If you aren't familiar, Zane Williams is a Texas country performer and HE IS AWESOME!  Okay, I just love him.  What makes you love a certain artist and their music, I don't know but I completely dig him.  I did miss the first song or two which is a bummer since I'm sure he probably played Kissin' which is one of my favorites off the new album, just because it's so sweet and cute.  I had invited a bunch of friends but some dissed me and Zane for cheap beer or because it was raining - lame!  They missed a fabulous show. 

 
This is Overnight Success my favorite Zane song.  I know I've posted it before but I'm posting it again.  Half the reason I have a music blog is so I can pimp people I love. 
 
 
Here's my best attempt at a setlist. 

Little Too Late
On a Good Day
Pablo and Maria
Driving My Life Away - Eddie Rabbit cover
Overnight Success
Amarillo by Morning
Louisiana Saturday Night
If You're Gonna Play in Texas
Calling Baton Rouge
Wagon Wheel
99 Bottles


Amanda Sue, Zane and me - fun night!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Linky Love - Five Places to go Record Digging



Here is a fabulous article about where to shop for records.  There are hold outs ....


http://mylifescoop.com/2013/11/15/top-places-to-go-record-digging-in-america/

If you are in the DFW check out Doc's Records and Vintage located on Camp Bowie.  Half Price Books is also a great place to look.  If I could find a fabulous mid century working record player,  I might join the vinyl collectors.  Maybe this should be added to my wish list. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

My favorite music apps



I do miss record store days.  I guess there are still some hold out record stores but they are definitely becoming a thing of the past.  Most people that I know don't even buy CD's anymore.  We are living in the digital age.  It's sad to see things go but there are so many new exciting things that make it easier than ever to discover great new music.  I just wanted to share a few of my favorite apps. 



Spotify!!!  I love Spotify!  It is absolutely the best $10 I spend a month.  I love hearing my music without commercials.  I love having my music on my phone.  I love creating and sharing playlists.  I love being able to hear new music without having to buy an album that I may or may not like.  I am Amy Trevino on Spotify.  Find me and follow me and I will follow you back.  I still financially support artists I love by going to their shows and buying merch if my budget allows. 

https://www.spotify.com/us/


Band in Town.  You can track your favorite artists and find out when they schedule shows in your area.  No more missing shows.  You can also just see who is playing on any given night.  Such an awesome app.  It also interfaces with Facebook so you can use it to let your friends know you're going to a show and invite them along. 

http://www.bandsintown.com/home



Shazam - What's that song?  I used to try to remember lyrics and Google them.  That's no longer necessary now you just Shazam the song and they will tell you the artist and title.  Not 100% because I like local music and some obscure music, Shazam doesn't always help me but most times it does its job well.

http://www.shazam.com/

The Head and The Heart at Southside Ballroom Dallas



Ach! Life is passing me by.  I saw The Head and the Heart on Friday night but kept waiting to write this up.  The best reviews are when it's super fresh.  This shall be my short and sweet concert review.


"Sounds Like Hallelujah" a song with interrupted cadence well more of change in tempo but awesomeness whatever you want to call it

The Head and the Heart is a folksy sounding band from Seattle.  I discovered them this past year and fell in love with the song "Lost in my Mind".  I think this is their most well known song and it was amazing live.  When I saw that they were coming to town, I immediately bought tickets.  It was a very young crowd and it sure seemed like a full house.  I have to put in my typical gripe about being too short for GA shows.  It really stinks not being able to see everything.  I guess the rule needs to be that I need to get to the venue early and claim a spot close to the stage.  I really think we should all line up like in grade school pictures with the short people in front and the tall people in back.  Then again I want to be with my tall man and we would be separated.  I guess that brilliant idea will not hold up. 

 
Lost in my Mind - amazing song from the first listen


The band opened with Shake, their first single from their new album which was recently released.  I think actually in November.  They followed with Homecoming Heroes which inspired a "fucking awesome batman" exclamation from my guy who really didn't know the Head and the Heart before we went to the show.  Their music can be unusual.  It doesn't always have the traditional verse chorus verse chorus structure.  I like any band that mixes it up and does things a little differently.  They also have some wonderful heartfelt lyrics.  The problem is that some of the slower, more mellow songs just aren't exciting live.  "Sounds like Hallelujah" was great live.  I don't think I heard Josh McBride which is my favorite song from the new album. 

 
Down in the Valley - I just love songs that build like this.


Here's a partial setlist.  I didn't get them all.

Shake
homecoming Heroes
Ghosts
10,000 Weight in Gold
Let's Be Still
Winter Song
Sounds like Hallelujah
Rivers and Roads
Honey Come Home
Down in the Valley


 The Shake
 
 
 
So The Head and the Heart is a band that I hope to hear much more from.  
 


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

SOTD - Eric Church - the Outsiders

 
 
 


Just heard this song and I like it.  It surprises me that I like it.  It's different and interesting and not what I expected from Eric Church. 


 
 
 
 

If I were queen of country music radio...



So many of my friends are big time Texas country fans and they have no use for mainstream or Nashville country.  I still like some country music but do think they have lost their way a bit.  I love Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town and Kasey Chambers.  It's just that there is some awful music getting radio play and some wonderful music that I have never heard played on the mainstream country stations.  I just thank God that I live in the age of the internet where I can discover this music without radio.  So the CMT's tonight got me to thinking about the music I would play if I were the queen of country radio.  Here are a few songs...


The wonderful Justin Townes Earle singing "Harlem River Blues".  That's some good stuff there.  He is the son of Steve Earle and named after Townes Van Zandt. 


Nikki Lane "Gone, Gone, Gone"


Jason Isbell "Alabama Pines"  He is formerly of the Drive By Truckers.  His new album Southeastern is one of my favorites of this year.  Love him.

 
Awesome Mindy Smith singing amazing "Come to Jesus" 
 
 
 
Local favorite Zane Williams singing "Overnight Success"  I love him and I love this song.  I can't wait to go see him in a couple of weeks at Billy Bob's. 
 
 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My favorite karaoke songs

 

So I finished my previous post about the do's and don'ts of karaoke and decided I need to share my favorite karaoke songs.  I mean how will the interwebs go on without knowledge of my favorite karaoke songs.  It's just a public service that I perform here. 


First up Santeria by Sublime.  I don't know about everywhere but at the Mule everyone sings along. 


Ah hell hath no fury like a woman scorned or Carrie Underwood in Before He Cheats

Do you have the time to listen to me whine?  Basketcase by Green Day I like being Billy Joe.  I guess I should pick some new songs too.  This song is almost 20 years old?!?  How?  Why? 

Did I say a new song?  I totally lied.  I love singing the Supremes.  I want to be a Supreme.  I want to be Diana Ross.  I have to make do with karaoke night.

Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls  ... maybe this is going to be an oldies karaoke list

I am now inspired to listen to Motown as my distracting me from cleaning music.  Ugh, I hate cleaning but music helps make it bearable.  Have an awesome day friends!  If you feel so inclined share your favorite karaoke songs in the comments. 




My do's and don'ts of karaoke


Do have a beverage or two.  It will help loosen you up a bit.  If you're an awesome singer, you can sing sober but it's more fun if you're a little happy.

Don't just sit there watching other people.  Be brave.  Sing.  It's fun.

Do pick a song that people will know.  This is not time for some obscure song no  one has never heard of.  I don't care how much you love it.   I don't care if it's a beautiful song.  It's better if the audience can at least hear the artist in their heads and maybe sing along.

Don't pick some sad song that makes you cry.  Think upbeat.  Upbeat songs are soooo much better for karaoke. 

Do PERFORM!  Smile!  Look at people!  Have fun!  A little attitude goes a long way even if you don't have the greatest voice in the world.  I have lived this,  people!

Don't pick a song with a long instrumental in the  middle of the song.  You will just stand there feeling like an idiot waiting for your time to sing again.  Again, this is the voice of experience.

Do sing with your friends.  Some won't let you bring your friends up if they're not listed on the slip.  Check this out when you get there. 

Don't sing Beyoncé.  Really, just don't do it. 

Do be polite to the other singers.  Even if they have awful voices.  Even if they pick the worst song on the planet.  Be nice.  Ask the worst singer for their autograph.  Don't tell them it's because they were the worst singer.

Have fun!  Karaoke!  Take pictures!



Sunday, October 27, 2013

Michael Franti at House of Blues Dallas


What an awesome show!  I had so much fun watching Michael Franti perform.  Well really not even watching, participating in the show.  His show got me thinking about what makes a show so much better than others.  First of all, of course, the music.  Even if everything else is right if the music is off it's not going to be a great, fun show.  There's just so much more to it.  The personality of the performer makes such a difference.  I adore the performers who just exude love and appreciation for their fans and that is Michael Franti.  He is so happy to be there.  He's so happy that we're there with him.  Also he encourages you to share love with those who came to the show with you.  I thought it was very sweet.  Love was definitely in the air.  I love performers who tell the audience stories.  Balloon drops!  I think every band should have a balloon drop.  That might be a problem at a heavy metal show but who doesn't love bopping balloons around.  Apparently, that's something that never grows old.  Sing a longs are always fun.  Jumping! Jumping! Jumping!  Performers who come out into the audience and grab hands (twice for me), give hugs! invite kids on the stage.  He also came out after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures.  You know he has to be exhausted but he just keeps going, showing love and appreciation for his fans.  I will absolutely go see him the next time he's in the area.  Such an awesome night. This is apparently going to be a stream of consciousness blog because I'm too tired to clean it up for you.  This is in my top three favorite shows of the year. 

I also have to say what a difference it is seeing a song performed live compared to listening to the album.  There are several songs that I thought were just okay when I listened to the new album but watching the performance gave me a whole new appreciation. 

I'm going to post a few videos for the people who don't know Michael Franti's music.  I'm going to say he's a cross between Jack Johnson and Bob Marley. 

From the new album "Life is Better With You"



First single from the new album "I'm Alive (Life Sounds Like)"


His biggest song and the song that led me to Michael Franti "Say Hey (I love you)"


 
 
So I did not keep a set list because my phone died.  My phone just really doesn't like to hold a charge.  So I did my best to try to put it together after the fact.  I know I'm missing songs but here you go. 
 
 
I Don't Wanna Go
Yell Fire
Rude Boys
Sound of Sunshine (fabulous balloon drop song)
11:59
Closer to You
Life is Better with You
Gangsta Girl
Hey World
All People
Hey Hey Hey
Let it Go
I'm Alive (Life Sounds Like)
Say Hey (I Love You)
 

Me and my Gigi Boo Boo before the show.  It was her first time to House of Blues and she is IN LOVE with Michael Franti now and has decided it's time to look for love.  Unfortunately, Michael is taken so she'll have to look elsewhere.  Oh I also need to say that opener Serena Ryder did a great job.  She has an amazing voice and I'm so jealous.  Fabulous show!  Awesome night!  Fun, fun, fun!
 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Ranch Bash 2013 Favorites!


I am still recovering from Ranch Bash 2013.  I just stayed awake late and had to work this morning not that I ever let that stop me.  I did let it stop me from going to the after party at Whiskey Girl though.  Ranch Bash is a big Texas Country concert put on by the radio stations 95.9 the Ranch.  This year was the first year at the Panther Island Pavillion in downtown Fort worth.  I love this venue.  doesn't the city skyline look beautiful behind the stage.  Unfortunately I didn't make it for the opening bands.  But I did get to see my favorite, Hayes Carll.  I just wanted to share a favorite song or two from a few of the Ranch Bash artists. 



First up Hayes Carll singing "Hard Out Here".  I'm sorry about the annoying TV feed but the other version I tried to upload was not cooperating and the sound is good on this one.  I love this song and I love Hayes Carll.  So two Hayes Carll suggestions.  Next time have Charla  Corn sing Another Like You with you.  Not that I didn't appreciate the audience members best efforts Charla would have been awesome.  Also why oh why aren't you singing "She Left Me Jesus" anymore?  I've seen you three times this year and have missed this song. 



Next up my favorite song by Whiskey Myers "Broken Window Serenade"


The Dirty River Boys most fun song "Raise Some Hell" The music actually starts at 1:05.

 
A much needed female presence in Texas Country The Trisha's singing "Mother of Invention".  I'm really sad that I missed their set.  I will catch them their next stop through DFW well FW. 
 
 
 
I missed their performance but I heard them from the parking garage as I was leaving work and this is the song that's been stuck in my head for the last day.  Eleven Hundred Springs performing "We're From Texas"  The music begins at 1:30.
 
 
 
Here's a picture of my fabulous friends affectionately known as "Wallbangers" for getting on the texting wall of 95.9 the Ranch on the app or on the computer.  I was taking the picture. 
 
So other suggestions.  Concert goers were you born in a barn?  Please throw your trash away.  There were trash cans provided.  If it's a cold night even though you might look adorable in your short shorts and tiny skirts, they really aren't practical.  Stay until the end.  Bring a blanket.  Sunscreen is a good idea if you're going to be outside all day.  Even if it's cool that sun sure is still shining, just ask Matt Voss. Don't leave before the fabulous headliner, Hayes Carll, finishes.  That's just bad form but I did appreciate him calling those who stayed until the end "the gladiators of music and alcohol and his heroes".  Also with the alcohol.  If you are going to see ten bands starting at 1 pm pace yourself on the drinking.  Eat something.  Maybe switch one alcoholic beverage with a non-alcoholic beverage.  Also even though we love to see our friends and socialize be considerate of the people who are actually trying to see the bands.  So thank you artists for performing.  Thank you Ranch for putting on a great show.  I can't wait to see who's in the line up next year.  I'll go ahead and request Randy Rogers Band, Turnpike Troubadours, Stoney Larue, Wade Bowen and The Damn Quails.  That's a good start. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

My guy asked me to marry him and I'm so happy playlist!

 
 
 
So my guy got down on one knee in the middle of the Dallas Aquarium.  He asked me to marry him and I said Yes!  I honestly don't remember what I actually said but I know it amounted to Heck Yeah!!!!  So now I get to plan our wedding and our happily ever after but first I get to make a mushy, gushy, lovey dovey playlist.  I'm really, incredibly, extremely happy. This may also be an exercise in procrastination because although I've made room for him in my heart, making room in my closet is not so much fun.  It's a labor of love. 
 
The love song is so important.  Music in general.  I feel so much but don't always know how to put it in words but then I hear a song and I'm like "Yes, that's it exactly.  That is exactly how I feel!  How did they know?"   These are a few of those songs.  
 
 
 
Ingrid Michaelson "The Way I Am"
 
If you were falling, then I would catch you
You need a light, I'd find a match
'Cause I love the way you say good morning
And you take me the way I am
 
 
 
 
Tyrone Wells "Happy As The Sun"
 
 
How could I go wrong
When you are here with me
How could I be anything but smiling

I'm happy as the sun, lighter than a feather
Walking on the clouds when we are together
Every day with you just keeps getting better
The world's as it should be, when are you here with me 
 
 
Lana Del Ray "The Lucky Ones"
 

Every now and then the stars align
boy and girl meet by the great design
Could it be that you and me are the lucky ones
Everybody told me love was blind
Then I saw your face and you blew my mind
Finally you and me are the lucky ones, this time.





 
 
 
Ray Lamontagne "You Are The Best Thing"
 
 
Our hearts are strong and our, our hearts are kind
Let me tell you just exactly is on my mind
You are the best thing
You are the best thing
You are the best thing
Ever happened to me






Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors - "I Like the Way You Hung the Moon"
 
I like the way you hung the moon, uh huh. well I just like being close to you, uh huh. when you're gone I feel so blue, uh huh. yeah, I like the way you hung the moon uh huh.
 
 
 
 
Our picture on engagement day 10/14/13. We were in the shark tank.  Well actually the tunnel underneath the shark tank so we look a little green.  Happy, happy day!
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

What makes a great cover?

 
 
 
My guy is on my Spotify account so being the super, sweet woman that I am I decided to listen to some tunes on Youtube.  I then discovered this fabulous cover of Kopecky Family Band playing "All You Do Is Talk"  by another one of my favorite bands BRMC.  Such awesomeness.  I would now like all my favorite bands to cover each other because it makes me so happy.  I really can't even remember if I wrote a post on covers but oh well if I did here's another one. 
 
So there was a time when I really didn't like covers at all.  I thought everyone should play their own music but then I heard some covers that blew me away.  Covers that change the mood, the tempo, the style, the feel of the song.  Some that were better than the original.  So now I'm a fan of covers though it's still embarrassing when I love a cover and DON'T EVEN KNOW IT'S A COVER.  Then I just have to pretend I knew but I feel like an idiot.  Oh well, it's still great to discover new and fabulous music even if you look stupid in the process.  Such as when KFB covered "Tusk" by Fleetwood Mac at their show but I didn't know that until my friend told me.  KFB did a fabulous job on that cover and of course I had to go and listen to the original. 
 
So first up KFB's cover of BRMC.  Check it.   
 
 
 
 
Not better than the original but a great soft interpretation of Three Little Birds by The Postmarks orignally by Bob Marley, of course. 


 
Walking with a Ghost original by Teagan and Sarah covered by the White Stripes
 
 
 
 
Better Be Home by Kasey Chambers covering Crowded House Well I would have shared that song if youtube and blogger would cooperate for me but they aren't.  Good tune though.
 
 
Okay the my favorite version of Lay Lady Lay by Magnet and Gemma Hayes covering Bob Dylan.  I love the song but hate the video.  I suggest you listen to it with your eyes closed. 
 
 
 
Here is Glen Phillips covering Huey Lewis and the News "I Want a New Drug".  Unique cover.  Glen is the singer for Toad the Wet Sprocket.  Grrr that one won't load either but look it up and listen to it. 
 
Okay last one Karen O with Trent Reznor covering Led Zepelin's "Immigrant Song"