Jun 022011

Despite collaborations with The Eagles and Linda Ronstadt, J.D. Souther has always flown below the radar, unfairly eclipsed by songwriters like Tom Waits and Neil Young. Check out some of those classic ’70s country-rock albums your parents (or grandparents) have; often he had a hand in the best songs.

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose took note, recently recording a version of Souther’s “Faithless Love,” a track first found on Ronstadt‘s 1974 album Heart Like a Wheel. Rose slows down the tale of a shattered romance, with a simple acoustic arrangement. Her voice makes the track sweet but knowing, restrained yet powerful. Listen below.

Caitlin Rose – Faithless Love (J.D. Souther cover)

Check out more Caitlin Rose on her website.

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