Jan 122011

Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent, surely meets the criteria for Cover VIP by now. Not only has he previously turned up on Cover Me, he released an entire album of Willie Nelson songs in 2009, aptly titled To Willie. Not one to rest on his laurels – two European tours last year, folks – he again enters the coversphere.

This time he contributed Neil Young’s “Are You Ready for the Country?” to Mojo Magazine’s latest companion CD, Harvest Revisited. He sticks close to Neil’s piano-driven, countrified Rollin’ and Tumblin’ original, but a solid performance makes up for meager innovation. Listen to the track below.

Phosphorescent – Are You Ready for the Country? (Neil Young cover)

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