Cover Lay Down recently took a look at “Dead Flowers,” the Rolling Stones song that’s been tackled by Townes Van Zandt, Hellbound Glory, and many, many more.
Speaking of Townes, here’s a video of Joseph Arthur and Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament playing “If I Needed You.” Their version will be found on forthcoming benefit album, Sweet Relief III: Pennies from Heaven, which will also include songs recorded by Shelby Lynne, Jackson Browne, and others.
Here’s a neat article posted on AZCentral.com about the Jam Pak Blues ‘n’ Grass Neighborhood Band, a group that evolved out of a kids’ music class. Bonus: there’s a photo of a kid playing a soda can guitar.
Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan talk travel in this Chicago Tribune interview.
Watch Elizabeth Cook sing “I Will Always Love You” in this fab new Opry video.
Juli Thanki is the editor of Engine 145 and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bluegrass Unlimited, and M Music & Musicians Magazine. In 2011 she received the International Bluegrass Music Association Print Media Person of the Year award.