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Jan 14 / boomitude

For The Love of Country

Pretty much everyone knows Norah Jones from her solo records and occasional guest spots (we loved her on last year’s Rome), but her work with the group The Little Willies may come as a pleasant surprise to some especially if you’ve got a hankerin’ for classic country. She has reconvened with her band of buddies for their second recording of covers of some of country’s finest including Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson. While there isn’t a song that Norah can’t do right, it’s her pairing with fellow vocalist Richard Julian that makes For the Good Times especially appealing. Richard is a unique voice and great personality who also moonlights as the host and executive producer of the cool Grooveable Feast web series where he and fellow indie musicians talk shop around the dinner table. We had the pleasure of meeting him last year and you can get to know him a little better by listening to the podcast below as well as watching his 60 Second Soundtrack…it’s one of our series’ most eye opening. Together with Norah, Lee Alexander, Jim Campilongo and Dan Rieser, they put together a nice collection of music that will satisfy fans of any-genre-as-long-as-it’s-good and it also happens to lend a little bit of country to tickle our own ongoing cover tune fancy.

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More cover tune blogs:
Bill Frisell: All We Are Saying
Various Artists: I Got Your Cover Right Here
Sting & Christian McBride: A Stingin’ Cover
The Heavy: Covered in Blood
Bon Iver/Justin Vernon: Cover Lover
Buddy Holly: That’ll Be The Cover
Sheryl Crow: Sideways Cover
Theo Bleckmann: This Man’s Work – The Sequel
Pat Metheny: Cherish
Kurt Elling: Steppin’ Out