Mar 022011

Regular readers of Cover Me have likely encountered Phosphorescent before, either here or through his 2009 album of Willie Nelson covers. Tim Showalter, the man behind Strand of Oaks, recently turned the tables, covering Phosphorescent’s “Wolves” during a solo set at a Philadelphia radio station. Listen to or download the result below.

He opens with a modest introduction, mumbling “…see if I can remember what the chords are.” Then he follows with a stunning solo acoustic take, stripping the song of its ukulele, keys and harmonies. The touching, fragile melody remains, and Showalter’s voice, with a slight edge, delivers it perfectly. (via XPN)

MP3: Strands of Oak – Wolves (Phosphorescent cover)
[audio: News0311/02Wolves.mp3]

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