This is my synth-based anthem cover of the song by singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt. This version is an earlier draft from 2018, mostly from a whirlwind month when I was trying to get as much done before my trial of Ableton Live ended. Me on vocals, synth/loops. Many thanks to not_on_display for the arrangement idea and feedback through multiple iterations. Basically I made this to help myself feel better, and I figure it's something I could share especially now. [more inside]
You know how you were thinking the other day "I really love Nine Inch Nails, but I'd really love Nine Inch Nails if they were Sufjan Stevens" Yeah, me too. Also for the first time shot video as I was recording.
Some recent discussion on MeFi about the band a-ha reminded me that I'd recorded this acoustic cover of one of their songs a long time ago. This is actually based on an arrangement by Kings of Convenience, who made some interesting changes to the original song structure. Me on vocals and guitars (nylon-string and steel-string). [more inside]
Acoustic guitar and voice. Pretty straight as far as my memory of the proper song goes. [more inside]
I'm happy to present my collaboration with not_on_display: this is our version of a neat little tune that was included in The American Songbag (a 1927 folk song collection by Carl Sandburg); the song there was itself derived from a late 19th-century song by William S. Hays. [more inside]
I had a great time collaborating with billiebee on a cover of this traditional folk song/sea shanty. The goal was to record a simple arrangement that was different from the more lively covers out there -- to borrow billiebee's phrase, a gentler version. I'm hoping our rendition highlights the lovely melody of the song. [more inside]
Written by Gram Parsons and originally recorded by the Flying Burrito Brothers in 1969. It's one of our favorites and is just as relevant today as ever so here we (Corwin Bolt & the Wingnuts) are. [more inside]
This is a cover of a song my dad wrote (that I actually found via combing through his post history on Metafilter after he died) [more inside]
An old Merle Travis song that I learned years ago when I first started getting into bluegrass. Another chance to break in the new resonator guitar, and do some fun chorus harmonies. [more inside]
I went and bought my first resonator guitar yesterday, a Gretsch Honey Dipper (evidence), and this seemed like a good tune to try and break it in on. [more inside]
My entry for the May/June 'City Songs' challenge. [more inside]
In memory of Pete Seeger, a two-uke rendition of one of his best-known tunes. Video here if you're interested. [more inside]
Cover of an old John Gorka tune. This is a quick demo version. I might record a more polished version later, so suggestions for improvement are welcome. [more inside]
You've probably heard DragonForce's highly entertaining power metal piece de resistance before (maybe in Guitar Hero III). This is like that, only not. [more inside]
It's well known that Radiohead went to Bob Dylan for inspiration on the title of Subterranean Homesick Alien; it's less well known that they actually lifted the song structure and lyrics themselves from this rare demo recording. [more inside]
I seem unable to cover songs (even those I hate) without making them sound completely earnest.
Acoustic guitar cover of the Lady Gaga song. [more inside]
Baby I'd Do It All Over You. [more inside]
Here is an entry for the January Challenge! It is by me and rangefinder 1.4. It is a cover of "Leave Her, Johnny," a traditional sea shanty that was sung by sailors at the end of a voyage, as they were preparing to leave their ship ("her" in the song). [more inside]
Acoustic cover of my favourite song in all the world.
My acoustic cover of the Mefi favourite by Ke$ha.
Cover of the Dock Boggs song, on banjo naturally. [more inside]
Follow along on the map... [more inside]
Yup, that one.
Quick solo acoustic cover of the My Morning jacket song. [more inside]
A very dumb cover of Tonight You Belong To Me, written by Lee David, 1926.
Quick 'n' dirty cover of Mississippi John Hurt's old song played on my resonator guitar. Levels are a bit off, volume jumps up and down a little... but here it is anyway. [more inside]
cover of the song by Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs. Fingerstyle guitar, vocals, banjo. Created for the 2008 Songfight! Gift of Music sidefight.
Old Woody Guthrie tune that's probably been covered a couple hundred times. This is me breaking in our new upright bass.
Thanks to two class cancellations due to ice storms in the Capital, I was able to arrange and record this Valentine's day treat. Imagine Huey Lewis, baritone, with a banjo.