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It’s a Cover Up: Poolside / Hannah & Maggie

August, 2013

Earlier this summer, we talked about the sometimes blessed, sometimes cursed task of learning cover songs. It’s not always the most pleasant chore when you’ve been hired for a three hour bar gig where no original music is allowed. But, learning covers by artists that have inspired you and interpreting them in new ways can be glorious! I want to share two recent examples I’ve come across.

The first is from a band I’ve been listening to a lot lately called Poolside. They have a really great cover of Neil Young’s Harvest Moon:

The next disCOVERy (get it?) is from a duo called Hannah & Maggie. They are on tour from New York City and rolled through San Diego last night to play a show at The Tin Can. Their version of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Boxer” was so beautiful, I had to share:

What are some of your favorite covers?

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