Feb 232011

Before he headed out on tour opening for Josh Ritter, Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison tweeted that he would perform a new cover every night. Ritter stepped up his game accordingly and every performance so far has delivered a few covers for lucky concertgoers. So far Hutchison has performed Prince’s “Purple Rain” and Band of Horses’ “The Funeral,” while Ritter has countered with his full-band version of the Velvet Underground’s “Pale Blue Eyes.”

The nightly highlight is an encore duet through the Everly Brothers’ version of John Sebastian’s “Stories We Could Tell.” Bridging the divide between Idaho and Scotland, the two craft upbeat harmonies that, judging by the crowd reaction, quickly convert the crowd to this relatively obscure tune. Watch videos of the four covers below, then scroll further down to see if you can catch the pair on one of their remaining tour dates.

Josh Ritter and Scott Hutchison – Stories We Could Tell (Everly Brothers cover)

Josh Ritter – Pale Blue Eyes (The Velvet Underground cover)

Scott Hutchison – Purple Rain (Prince cover)

Scott Hutchison – The Funeral (Band of Horses cover)

Josh Ritter/Scott Hutchison Tour Dates:
2/23: Portland, OR (Crystal Ballroom)
2/24: Napa, CA (Uptown Theatre)
2/25: San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
2/26: Los Angeles, CA (The Music Box)
2/28: Dallas, TX (Granada Theatre)
3/01: New Orleans, LA (Tipitina’s)
3/02: Athens, GA (40 Watt Club)
3/03: Charlottesville, VA (Jefferson Theatre)

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  One Response to “Josh Ritter and Scott Hutchison Cover the Everly Brothers, Velvet Underground, Band of Horses, Prince”

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  1. I saw them in Lawrence this last Friday where that video of Pale Blue Eyes was filmed. It was fantastic!

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