Our friends at Red Line Roots spearheaded a really cool project this past spring. With support from the Club Passim Iguana Fund, they invited a plethora of local artists to cover one another’s songs. Locals Covering Locals, the resulting collection, is now available for download. Even better, you can get it for free here.
I suppose that the project could have been called “Locals Covering Favorites” as the artist’s clearly enjoyed covering favorite songs written by their neighbors and peers. This was clearly a labor of love.
Among the highlights are Jenee Halstead and Danielle Miraglia covering (and backing one another) on the former’s “Building You an Alter” and the latter’s “Choir” and Patrick Coman covering Tim Gearan’s “City of Refuge,” to name just a few.
Here’s a personal favorite, the Bean Picker’s Union recording Sean Staples “Dance at the Plough.” Have a listen and then download the full release here!