Lissie’s cover of the Pretenders’ “2,000 Miles” from a show she did last December at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. You can hear the rest of the concert (minus this cover) on her new live CD/DVD combo called Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
MP3: Lissie- 2,000 Miles (Pretender cover)
Orion Town, Michigan- based band Frontier Ruckus covered this The Everly Brothers tune last year in London during their Peckham Sessions. They are currently in the midst of recording their new album and you can follow all of their in-studio antics via their Twitter page (90s sitcom theme song piano, anyone?).
MP3: Frontier Ruckus- Like Strangers (Everly Brothers cover)
Lastly, we have The Trekky Yuletide Orchestra with their rendition of the holiday standard, “In The Bleak Midwinter”. The Trekky Yuletide Orchestra is a holiday supergroup composed of members of every band on Trekky Records (Lost in the Trees, Midtown Dickens and more). The band was formed to create a Christmas album called A New Old Fashioned Christmas with proceeds from the record benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
MP3: The Trekky Yuletide Orchestra- In The Bleak Midwinter (trad.)
Seth Avett- At The Lincoln Park Inn
Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers covering Tom T.Hall’s “At The Lincoln Park Inn” in November 2011.
Sunday Valley- Listening to the Rain
Nashville, Tennessee’s Sunday Valley performing their tune “Listening to the Rain” in Knoxville, Tennessee in September.
My Brightest Diamond- I Have Never Loved Someone
My Brightest Diamond performing “I Have Never Loved Someone” for La Blogotheque’s Take Away Shows at the MichelBerger Mystery Music Festival in Berlin, Germany in August 2011.
The Goes Twang series is back with a tribute to the one and only Elton John. Though Elton has gained a bit of a reputation in recent years for being…uncool, there was a time when The Who, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner were paying homage to him….and he, in return, was writing songs inspired by The Band (his tune “Levon” was named after Levon Helm) and doing covers of Nick Drake. He also put out a handful of records in the early 70s that contain some of the best Americana of the decade (check out Tumbleweed Connection and Madman Across The Water). Check out the tracklisting and the mixtape after the jump. And just for kicks (don’t worry, it’s not on the mixtape), please enjoy this video of William Shatner ‘performing’ “Rocket Man”.
William Shatner- Rocket Man
The Everybodyfields- Lonely Anywhere
The Everybodyfields (aka Sam Quinn and Jill Andrews) reunited for a short stint this past September, after calling it quits in 2009, for a gig at the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Festival. They also stopped by the Dacha in Knoxville, Tennessee for this live recording of one of their old tunes, the very beautiful and very sad “Lonely Anywhere”. For nostalgia reasons, check out a bonus clip of The Everybodyfields back in 2008 after the jump.
Photos from Jonathan Wilson’s headlining show at the Troubadour on Dec 7th. Check out more photos, taken by Jenna Bonenfant, after the jump.
Pete Drake- Forever
Pete Drake, one of the men who popularized the talking steel guitar, performing “Forever”. Thanks to William Tyler for the head’s up about this video, and for his brilliant comment “blame this man for ‘Frampton Comes Alive'”.