Saturday, November 29, 2008

Under Cover

One of the things I really like about Old Crow Medicine Show is how they can turn a song you know by heart on it's ear.  Case-in-point: Bob Marley's "Soul Rebel."

Obviously these Ithica, NY buskers share little in the way of the hardships known by Bob Marley.  But, their interepretation has a sense that makes you feel like they've lived it.  It still has the gentle strum of a reggae guitar, but the Bluegrass strings added to it give it a down home feel without shedding the original versions sentiment.

1 comment:

boyhowdy said...

Oh, please re-up this one! This ol' coverblogger would LOVE to hear Bob Marley in the hands of my favorite old-timey folk quartet...