Apr 012024
best cover songs
Aoife O’Donovan — The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll (Bob Dylan cover)

Bartees Strange — You Always Hurt The Ones You Love (Mills Brothers cover)

Beyoncé — Blackbird (The Beatles cover)

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Aug 242022
dana gavanski word on a wing cover

“Word on a Wing,” off Station to Station, is perhaps David Bowie‘s most explicitly religious song, born out of a drug-fueled spiritual crisis while he was making a science fiction movie. This result is an elaborate ballad with one of Bowie’s more impassioned lead vocals.

We last encountered British-Canadian singer-songwriter Dana Gavanski with her cover of a Tim Hardin deep cut. With her cover of “Word on a Wing,” she’s once again showing a willingness to dig deep in the discographies of the great singer-songwriters of the past, rather than just covering the hits. Continue reading »

Aug 182020
dana gavanski

Every year, during the dog days of summer, most music publications (including this one) like to remind readers that in mid-August 1969 hundreds of thousands of Baby Boomers headed to Bethel, New York to listen to some great music in Max Yasgur’s mud-soaked fields. In 2020, 51 years removed from Woodstock, the performers are still having an impact. Continue reading »