Friday, July 27, 2012

Got You Covered: Welch & Rawlings

Got You Covered: Welch & Rawlings from cwellslovell on 8tracks.

Its been a rainy Friday in West Texas and this welcome break from the heat has inspired a temporary sonic obsession... Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. This incredible duo pretty much single-handedly made bluegrass and folk f'n rad again after their incredible contributions to the Oh Brother Where Art Thou? Soundtrack garnered them mainstream success. They've collaborated with Ryan Adams, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Mahatma Gandhi, Charlie Chaplin, and...errr... well anyhow, they're total bad-asses.

My favorite thing about them though, is that they cover ridiculously great songs and totally KILL IT. 80's pop, 90's alternative, 70's classics... they don't discriminate, they dominate. So, in honor of Marfa's rainy weekend, I have scoured the interwebs and created a short collection of my favorite Welch & Rawlings reinterpretations for you. I got you covered, Thunderbirds.

GW & DR - Queen Jane Approximately (Bob Dylan)

GW & DR - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Neil Young)

GW & DR - Black Star (Radiohead)

GW & DR - Billy (Bob Dylan)

GW & DR - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)

GW & DR w/ Rilo Kiley - Stop Draggin My Heart Around (Tom Petty)

GW & DR - White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)

GW & DR w/ Norah Jones - Loretta (Townes Van Zandt)

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