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Friday, April 13, 2012

The Coal Porters play Neil Young's Like A Hurricane - YouTube

Speaking of Americana, here's a different take on the classic Neil Young & Crazy Horse song.

The Coal Porters on Sept. 9, 2010 at the Americana Festival in Nashville playing Neil Young's "Like A Hurricane".

The Coal Porters are a London based Blue Grass band.

(Thanks John "Big Chief"!)


At 4/13/2012 08:48:00 PM, Blogger Billie in Calgary said...

Well folks, the Coal Porters do a nice job, to be sure, of a North Americana song by our fearless leader, NY. Now, forget what you might have read about the new volume of the never-ending book by NY, I believe in my heart that Neil & CH will deliver, like they always have, to bring a new sensibility to the view of the history of life and music. This is Neil, folks, don't forget. If he has disappointed you in the past, remember that only your expectations will disappoint you, not the person. Neil is Neil, just like your lover is your lover.
Now, having said all that...whew! check out the official site for the pre-order of Americana and if you do as I did, order the CD etc, you will receive the song 'Oh Susannah' as a digital download on April 24th. This is all bad news here.
Bill in Calgary

At 4/13/2012 08:50:00 PM, Blogger Babbo B. said...

Led by Sid Griffin, former frontman for the Long Ryders (who themselves did a nice live cover of "Prisoners of Rock 'n' Roll").

At 4/14/2012 09:02:00 AM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

I love this!!!

At 4/14/2012 11:21:00 AM, Blogger Raincheck said...

Very cool. Reminds me of a nice bluegrass take on Eight Miles High that Chris Hillman did a few years ago.

At 4/14/2012 02:09:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

I just love these young people!

There's this duo that's been around in the States called Civil Wars (the guy grew up playing bluegrass) that covers of old stuff from Michael Jackson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, etc. They play bars and small theaters and are a lot of fun to watch. Sort of reminds me of the way concerts use to be before everything went mumbo jumbo.

At 4/14/2012 02:46:00 PM, Blogger Babbo B. said...

For more bluegrass Neil, check out "Cowgirl in the Sand," first track off the self-titled debut album by Barnstar! (a side project of singer-songwriter Mark Erelli, also featuring Josh Ritter's bassist, Zack Hickman).


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