Feb 282011

We’ve told you about the Voice Project before. The non-profit supports efforts towards peace in North Uganda, helping in particular the women so often victimized in such conflicts. To spread the word, they record regular cover videos by well-known performers for their website. What’s the connection between cover songs and Uganda? Nothing – but a cover allows a site like ours to inform readers about their noble efforts, all while providing a great new tune. Win-win.

Their latest cover proves a particular treat. It’s Cover Me standby Nicole Atkins covering the Avett Brothers. After the boys’ Grammy performance, even your mom is probably an Avett fan, so it proves a timely selection. Atkins dug a little deeper than “Head Full of Doubt, Road Full of Promise” though. No, she travels way back to 2006’s Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions for her cover of “Pretend Love.” Enjoy it below.

Nicole Atkins – Pretend Love (The Avett Brothers cover)

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  4 Responses to “Nicole Atkins Sings an Avett Brothers Chestnut”

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  1. Great song, but the name of the song is “Pretend Love,” not “Pretend Time.”

  2. Thanks for the correction! Must have been watching too much ‘Barney’ or something.

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