[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.) We’re posting the cover versions on Bandcamp, where you can pre-order the CD now.]
Almost two years ago I gushed all over Brad Dunn‘s collaborative album with Dandelion Gold on these very electronic pages. Since you’re obviously a reader of this blog, I assume you went right out and bought it and have been listening to it regularly ever since. If for some reason this is not the case, I recommend you go remedy that situation right now. It’s one goddamn dollar, for crying out loud.
So you probably don’t need me to stream his “Song of the Family” right here, but I’m going to do it anyway just in the name of consistency. Alex Guy of Led to Sea manages to stay quite true to the original in terms of structure and melody for her version, while at the same time transforming it completely into a Led to Sea song just by virtue of instrumentation and her own vocal style.