Marcus King’s El Dorado is one of the best records of the year, genre be damned. Here, he lays down a terrific version of The Carpenters “Superstar.”
Charlie Starr and the boys in Blackberry Smoke really know there way around a Southern Rock cover song. Here, they slay the heck out of the classic Marshall Tucker Band road song.
Bat for Lashes, otherwise known as Natasha Khan, has gone underground for a while. But now, thankfully she is back and better than ever. Here she puts her own shadowy spin on the Don Henly classic.
The band Dirty Honey hasn’t even released a proper full-length record as yet and they are already on our radar as one of the best up and coming bands of the new decade. Here, the band covers the concert staple “Last Child” from the Aerosmith Rocks album.
It seems natural for the mighty Gregg Allman to cover a Lynyrd Skynyrd song. Here, he does more than do the song and his great brethren band justice.
Recorded back in 2015 for Record Story Day Jay Buchanan and Rival Sons pretty much slay on their soulful slightly laid back version.
Much in the mold of The Highwomen, I’m With Her is a supergroup of three very talented singer-songwriters in Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan. Here, the trio covers a song that was included on the record when Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris got together to record Trio and Trio II. This one is from Trio II.
Orville Peck, with his Classic Johnny Guitar Western wear and tasseled face mask he always wears to add to the mystery, is one of our favorite new artists of 2019. Here for Concert 4 no 1, he pays tribute to two of his heroes, Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton.
Drake White is an up and coming Roots Rock star that really should be on your radar. Here he does his own unique sparse version of the Marshall Tucker band classic.