Check out this video recently posted by Candyrat Records that features two masterful acoustic players, Jon Hart and Chris Woods Groove, playing a super cool dual-guitar composition. “Red Room” showcases each player’s melodic and rhythmic virtuosity, weaving together acoustic textures and percussive nuances.
I love a great cover performance. Especially one that has a different take than the original, but remains recognizable. Sometimes I am more interested in listening to great cover than to the original! The artist took something that’s already familiar and added his or her own personality to it. Not only that, but the new performer is paying respect to another artist.
ChessBoxer have announced the release of their debut, Apollo EP, due September 25. The collection's opening track "Calon Lan" is premiered today by The Bluegrass Situation. Produced by Charlie Peacock (Civil Wars, Switchfoot), Apollo EP serves as a preview to the Nashville-based, string trio's forthcoming full-length album due in early 2016.
Some folks just know how to do amazing things with their instruments. Take Mike Dawes for example. He slaps, taps and caresses his way to brilliance in his video performance of "The Impossible." The song, from his album What Just Happened?, showcases this performer's innate melodic instinct.
Heart have often been described as the “female Led Zeppelin,” as much for their arena-ready hard rock riffs as for singer Ann Wilson’s powerful, Robert Plant-like vocal histrionics. But the thing about the Seattle five-piece that most closely resembles the mighty Zep is their ability to shirt effortlessly between bombastic rock and roll and the most delicate folk-based music. Both sides of Heart are displayed in full glory on “Crazy on You,” the enduring hit single from the band’s 1976 debut album, Dreamboat Annie.