When Amos Lee released Mission Bell in January, he had his first number one record. He also set a record for the lowest sales of any number-one record in history. So it goes these days. The relentless country-folk performer continues to push the product, though, with a new Live from SoHo session, out today on iTunes. In addition to four Mission Bell tunes and a couple old favorites, Lee and his band busted out two new covers for the occasion.
He’s been playing Neil Young’s “Are You Ready for the Country” live for some time now, but this appears to be the first outing for Ween’s “Buenas Tardes Amigo.” While Neil Young offer obvious inspiration for Lee, a Ween song about fratricide in a Mexican village offers a more surprising choice. Listen to both below, then buy the full set on iTunes.
Amos Lee – Are You Ready for the Country (Neil Young cover)
Amos Lee – Buenas Tardes Amigo (Ween cover)