Wanting to sound like our favourite musicians is usually what draws us to play an instrument in the first place. While I personally, don’t do a lot of covers, there are a few songs that I am drawn to play again and again, and that to me at least, are timeless.
Behind the youtube channel, is Eric Calderone, a metal guitarist. He describes himself as a “Tattoo gettin’ comic book readin’ guitar strummin’ point and clickin’ tv watchin’ movie buffin’ wifey lovin’ average guy.”
If you’re looking for a music venue, you may find Naked Cyber Cafe and Espresso Bar. This hidden gem is a place for Edmonton musicians to jam, perform and get their names out there. Local musicians have amazing talent and local live music venues are where they perform. Naked Cyber Cafe And Espresso Bar is one example.
Happy holidays from me, and of course from Fearless Records (I’m a bit biased towards punk music). Here is the Punk Goes Christmas: Deluxe Edition. If you’re looking to spice up your holiday with some alternative Christmas songs, then this album is perfect for you.
Leigh and Liam are a fantastic duo for cover songs. Together as Mr. and Mrs. Trask, they make music that shares a common message, that “life is worth living, and love is worth trying.” I mentioned them before in the blog post, Major and Minor Key covers, with their cover of Love yourself. It’s a gorgeous duet cover done…
Cover for the cause is a fundraising event connecting artists, fans, and communities. This event, put on by Music Heals, aims to raise funds and awareness for music therapy programs across Canada. It’s a way for artists to not only reach out to their fans but also their community as well. The premise of this event is to raise funds using pledges for various bands to perform covers. It brings publicity to the foundation, to music therapy, and to the bands. As of this posting, $6,293 has been raised so far.
In conclusion, it seemed that these specific cover versions are preferred over the originals. Yet, the reasons for this are extremely diverse. They range from an emotional response, vocal quality, to instrumental and arrangement. Thus, covers can be seen as better than the originals for a vast variety of reasons. However, this article provides the evidence of three songs and two corresponding covers. This doesn’t provide a full view of all songs or all covers. I think it does offer an interesting point that cover songs are legitimate as a musical form. It also highlights that everyone has their own subjective tastes in music.