May 082012

In Defense takes a second look at a much maligned cover artist or album and asks, “Was it really as bad as all that?”

It is in no way difficult to see why you might find bluegrass covers of non-bluegrass songs completely musically offensive. Let’s put it out there: it’s no secret that if you sit there and knock out a pop classic on a banjo and fiddle, you are not asking to be taken seriously. For the most part, bluegrass covers exist simply for their novelty value. Continue reading »

Jun 022010

After 11 years of Orthodox Jewish schooling, New York multi-instrumentalist Jesse Rifkin (aka. The Wailing Wall) began to doubt the existence of God. He turned his uncertainty into a new album: The Low Hanging Fruit. To promote the record, he just released a cover of Tim Buckley’s “Song to the Siren.” Download it below.
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