Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Covering Your Wednesday: G. Love & The Avett Brothers

Most people associate G. Love with his usual backup band, Special Sauce. However, this time G. Love branched out and gathered the help of the Avett Brothers for his fourth solo album known as "Fixin' To Die." If that title sounds familiar to you then I am very impressed. A grim blues track originally produced by Bukka White in the 1930's, the song "Fixin' To Die" was then covered, and consequently made famous, by Bob Dylan in 1962. Well, now it's G. Love's turn to remake history.

Fixin' To Die - G. Love ft. The Avett Brothers: I'm obsessed with this cover. G. Love manages to keep it's blues origin and influence in tact while introducing a rock and roll feel. The stomp and clap introduction immediately emits the tone for the song's focus on pain and death. G. Love's rough voice only enlarges the feeling. This is clearly a powerful song and G. Love and The Avett Brothers do an incredible job at maintaining its emotional impact. Don't be fooled by the small break of silence around the 2:15 minute mark; it's part of the song. Enjoy

If you like this song, be sure to check out G. Love and The Avett Brother's album, "Fixin' To Die," on iTunes.

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