Shakey Graves has yet to put something to tape that I haven’t dug completely. So it is no surprise that his Lucinda Williams cover is the one that stands out to me the most on the great covers compilation ‘We All Go Twang’ (the great, country fried blog When You Awake is responsible for the mix tape). Besides the Shakey Graves cover being brilliant, the whole thing is magic. With great, twangy covers of songs from Led Zeppelin to The Magnetci Fields, even if this mix tape wasn’t free (which it is), it would be a must download. Get it HERE.
And while on the topic of Shakey Graves, I recently saw that Rollo & Grady named ‘Roll The Bones' as one of their favourite albums of 2011. So I just thought that I would mention that that album would definitely have landed at the top of my list too, I just wasn’t sure when it was released. His Bandcamp page cheekily puts the release at 1987 and I thought I had downloaded it back in 2010. But memory is fleeting thing. All I know is that it is one of my favourite albums of recent years, and Shakey Graves is one of my favourite artists of recent memory. You should check him out, if you haven’t already (since we’re on Tumblr, why not start with his Tumblr).
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