Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Covering Your Wednesday: Cornbread Red

There has been the occasional country-based post on Beat Dropping, but never any bluegrass. Well, that's about to change with the second post of "Covering Your Wednesdays." Cornbread Red is a bluegrass group based out of Alabama who pride themselves on their ability to recreate already great songs with their own banjo-infested style. This four member group (Stan Dailey, Dennis Clifton, Mark Scott, and Mark Whitehead) draws influence from bands such as The Allman Brothers, The Eagles, and Crosby Stills & Nash to name a few. If you like their music, visit their iTunes page where they have more covers, as well as original tracks. Hope you enjoy

Bob Seger's "Night Moves": The original is one of the most famous songs ever produced, and yet, Cornbread Red somehow manages to transform it into a bluegrass masterpiece. I've always thought you should never try and recreate seemingly already perfect songs, but Cornbread Red has made me reconsider with this song.

Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear The Reaper": I never would have seen this coming: one of rock and roll's classics turned bluegrass? But to no surprise, especially after listening to the preceding track, Cornbread Red delivers a cover that will, at the least, make you appreciate their special abilities as musicians.

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