About 45 minutes north of Dallas, Texas on I-35E is the city of Denton. Besides being the birthplace of Sly Stone, it is also home to the University of North Texas (go Eagles!), which had such alumni as Don Henley, Norah Jones, Pat Boone, Roy Orbison and Meat Loaf. (The bands Deep Blue Something and Bowling For Soup also hail from Denton.)
Denton is also home of two up-and-coming artists that got together for a recent cover.
Claire Morales has been performing since the age of 13. She is a multi-talented singer, guitarist and harmonicaist – Is that a word? – that leads her eponymous band. Earlier this year, they released their debut album, Amaranthine, which helped earn them a nomination for Best Folk Act in the upcoming Dallas Observer Music Awards. Dalton Kane has been playing since he was about 10-years-old. He has a degree in Creative Writing and spends a lot of his time writing. His most current music project – Chinaski, The Fury – is “a story based music project…hoping to understand and demonstrate human struggle.”
Claire and Dalton team up here to do the Lee Hazlewood-penned “Summer Wine”. Originally sung by Hazlewood and then-girlfriend Suzi Jane Hokom in 1966, it became a huge hit a year later as Hazlewood recorded with Nancy Sinatra for the first time.
Claire says that this is “part of a series of covers with musical pals” that will include covers of Patsy Cline, Leonard Cohen and the Everly Brothers. “These songs are a chance to explore one of my favorite times in music…also just a great opportunity to make something cool with the people I dig.” Listen to “Summer Wine” below.