Just dropped a sprawling post over at "collaborative music blog" Audiography, where this week's theme is "songs inspired by literature." It's not all covers, and some tracks have been posted here already, but head on over for a decent smorgasbord of sound, plus the usual diverse set of on-topic contributions from the rest of the community.
My own offerings include a couple of great folkrock takes on Dylan's biblical apocalypse All Along The Watchtower, reposts of The Indigo Girls covering Mark Knopfler's Romeo and Juliet and a few great kidfolk tunes by The Chieftains and Moxy Fruvous, and two original versions (produced and live acoustic) of Tell Your Story Walking, a stunning, award-winning song based on Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn, written and recorded by singer-songwriter Deb Talan before she became half of The Weepies.
Before you go, here's a Cover Lay Down exclusive: Jose Gonzalez' new Swedish indiefolk band Junip covering Springsteen's ode to The Grapes of Wrath, and a funky countrygrass romp through the world of Lewis Carroll, as filtered through the psychadelic sixties, recorded live at Kerrville Folk Fest a few years back.
- Junip, The Ghost of Tom Joad (orig. Bruce Springsteen)
- Karen Abrahams w/ The Austin Lounge Lizards, White Rabbit (orig. Jefferson Airplane)
Back Sunday with yet another tribute to the best cover artists of the folkworld. Enjoy the long weekend!