Many musicians, unable to go on the road, have taken to performing concerts in their home in the past week. Personally, I have spent a huge amount of time watching various these live streams. The performances have been moving and powerful, an unusually intimate way to see some of your favorite musicians.
Many such shows have included covers, songs that feel right to sing right now, like John Lennon’s “Isolation” or Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” So I decided to round up some of my favorites below.
Unfortunately, many live stream platforms don’t archive the content, so if you miss it live, it’s gone (another reason to watch these streams!). But plenty of great covers have remained online. Check ’em out below, and let us know in the comments what others we shouldn’t miss.
Amanda Shires and Jason Isbell – Mutineer (Warren Zevon cover)
Ben Gibbard – Full Covers Set
Setlist: “Isolation” (John Lennon Cover) “Silver Lining” (Rilo Kiley Cover) “Thirteen” (Big Star Cover) “Waltz #2″ (Elliott Smith Cover) “Motion Sickness” (Phoebe Bridgers Cover) “If Not For You” (Bob Dylan Cover) “New Slang” (The Shins Cover) “Hysteria” (Def Leppard Cover) “The Bones Are Their Money” (‘I Think You Should Leave’ Cover) “Do You Realize??” (The Flaming Lips Cover)
Brad Paisley – Sweet Music Man (Kenny Rogers cover)
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Posted by Brad Paisley on Saturday, March 21, 2020
Chris Thile – Hard Times (Gillian Welch cover)
Couchsleepers – Rings (Pinegrove cover)
Ezra Furman – The Nun’s Litany (The Magnetic Fields cover)
Glass Animals – Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana cover)
Hurray for the Riff Raff – Dreaming (Blondie cover)
Local H – Don’t Fear the Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult cover)
Posted by Local H on Friday, March 20, 2020
Luke Combs – Fast Car (Tracy Chapman cover)
Mutoid Man, Khemmis, and Thou – Dare to Be Stupid (Weird Al Yankovic cover)
Norah Jones – Patience (Guns n Roses cover)
Paul Cauthen – The Chill (Pake Rossi)
Rachael Price & Taylor Ashton – Time After Timer (Cyndi Lauper cover)
Rosanne Cash – Wayfaring Stranger (Trad. cover)