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    Default Songs that need BG covers.

    Here's a lovely 3/4 tune out of the Kate and Anna McGarrigle factory. This one concerns the whistful owners of a farm that economics has moved on from. Ignore the recited first verse from Rufus Wainwright; he's too young, and it shows.
    As a 'my farm done died' tune, it's perfect for bluegrass. As a Quebecois tune, it's great for any northern or Canadian BG bands.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrQwdvUMSrQ
    https://genius.com/Kate-and-anna-mcg...he-same-lyrics
    And now there was no doubt that the trees were really moving - moving in and out through one another as if in a complicated country dance. ('And I suppose,' thought Lucy, 'when trees dance, it must be a very, very country dance indeed.')

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    Default Re: Songs that need BG covers.

    I've been a fan of Kate and Anna since their first album was released in 1976. On that same subject there are a few Stan Rogers songs that come to mind as well.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Thank you. The best Stan Rogers songs are well known. This is a song by a McGarrigle Associate; much less well known, but no less worthy. IMO.
    And now there was no doubt that the trees were really moving - moving in and out through one another as if in a complicated country dance. ('And I suppose,' thought Lucy, 'when trees dance, it must be a very, very country dance indeed.')

    C.S. Lewis

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    Re: Stan Rogers.
    I've heard bluegrass versions of Mary Ellen Carter in more than one bar in Canada.
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    Just go to youtube and watch some "The Cleverlys" videos if you want to see covers done Bluegrass style.
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    The “Pickin’ on ...” series has lots of great covers, too.
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    Default Re: Songs that need BG covers.

    ...and then there's UK based band Hayseed Dixie, who do (among other stuff) metal covers with a bluegrass band, eg:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYJUywl7CFw

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxr View Post
    ...and then there's UK based band Hayseed Dixie, who do (among other stuff) metal covers with a bluegrass band, eg:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYJUywl7CFw
    Are they UK based now? Back when the Renos were in the band, I believe they were from Tennessee and they played the U.K. a lot (and also Scandanavia and Germany), but you could occasionally catch them stateside. I have been a fan but never seen them, last time I had a chance I had bought tickets but the venue went backrupt abruptly and cancelled the show about a week ahead of time or so. Haven't seen any opportunities since then.

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