Whenever one watches HBO’s widely successful Game of Thrones, a show full of magical realism and naked people riding dragons, the question always pops up: why isn’t there a bluegrass cover of the theme song? Well, question no more; bluegrass band Flatt Lonesome performed its take on the show’s theme song live on SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction, which you can watch below.
There’s always some song that’s getting a lot of cover attention at any given time. Whether ironic or sincere, there’s some intangible quality about certain songs that makes them supremely coverable. That song, at the moment, seems to be the theme from HBO’s Game of Thrones, and it’s easy to see why. A range of new covers – from Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band, Marissa Nadler, and Chvrches – have sprung up in the wake of the premier of the show’s third season, and display the vast possibilities of the song.