[Ball of Wax 31, as previously announced, will feature 15 local songwriters and bands all covering each other’s songs. Between now and the release show on March 9th, I will share the originals with you to provide a little background, and perhaps a deeper appreciation of the CD and show. (Which is March 9th. Did I mention that? March 9th. Columbia City Theater.)]
Emiko Blalock‘s cover of Shenandoah Davis’s “Proof” will, somehow, only be her second appearance on Ball of Wax, though I’ve been an admirer and friend of hers for years now (full disclosure: we both play in Pufferfish). (Rumor has it she cooked up a scandalous number for Volume 13, our dirty language installment, but never worked up the nerve to send it in.) I suppose we can count this web premiere of “Wind Up Bird,” which Brad Dunn interprets delightfully on Volume 31, as number two and a half. Emiko has tons of gorgeous songs like this one; here’s hoping she gets a proper solo release together some time soon.
We’re now posting the Ball of Wax 31 cover versions over on Bandcamp in tandem with the originals. Follow along, and pre-order your copy today, right here.