May 072012

Contemporary English folk artist Laura Marling is fresh coming off the first leg of her tour as support for Andrew Bird. She just played Coachella and has added additional U.S. West coast dates to her tour. Marling is on the road performing tracks from her latest release A Creature I Don’t Know, a bit of a heavier and more personal album then her previous. Back in the Fall of 2010, we enjoyed Marling’s work with Jack White covering Neil Young’s “The Needle and the Damage Done”.

Last month while playing live at The Vogue in Vancouver, BC, Marling got all southern rock taking on The Allman Brothers classic “Whipping Post.” Whereas the most classic version from the 1971 double live album At Fillmore East was a 23-minute epic jam, this cover clocks in around 2 minutes. Perhaps an acoustic tribute to “Whipping Post” is more like it. Either way, Marling is fantastic, creating a southern Brit rock sound.

Laura Marling – Whipping Post (The Allman Brothers cover)

Get more information about Laura Marling on her website.

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  One Response to “Laura Marling Does The Allman Brother’s “Whipping Post” Acoustic”

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  1. Damn. Delicate and beautiful – like a young, pre-booze Bonnie Raitt brought back for a bright song. Nice find, Peter.

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