Sunday, April 13, 2014

Episode 3: Johnny Cash, Nellie McKay, Alan Price, et al. - A Radio Songsmith Experience



Greetings, and welcome back! We've put together a slightly extended set for you with this week's episode (also available from iTunes, by the way). Your host, Pete Mesling, couldn't bring himself to make any cuts to the decided-on program, and as usual, his good judgment is your win. The Bare Knuckle podcast breaks with the Radio Acoustic theme of the first two episodes to bring you a Radio Songsmith experience, and it's all about the art of the cover song.

So settle in to your favorite rocker and crochet yourself a shawl while Uncle Pete steers you through an obstacle course of top-flight covers. You'll hear the work of The Who, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Doris Day, Leonard Cohen, The Beatles, Aerosmith, Kurt Weill, The Lovin' Spoonful, Martha and the Vandellas, and Van Halen transformed by such gifted artists as Michael Hedges, Alan Price, Mary Lou Lord, Georgie Fame, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Tom Jones, Nellie McKay, David Lee Roth, Leo Kottke, and Van Halen (yes, they make both lists). And once again Pete has pulled a couple of his own recordings out of the vaults for your listening pleasure and critical attention.

Friends, you can be forgiven for missing the first two episodes—maybe—but mark my words, you don't want to let this one pass you by.

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