Regular readers of this series will have noticed that generally, with a few noticeable exceptions, my taste in Country music leans towards the older, more tradtiional style.
I’m mostly not all that fussed by the New Country acts, but it wasn’t until I heard this song that I realised why.
Evan Dando covered it when I saw him play an acoustic gig in Islington’s Union Chapel – possibly my favourite music venue in London for small, intimate, gigs – a few years ago, and as soon as I got home I had to find out what it was and who did the original.
Turns out, it was one of them there YouTube sensations we read all about, usually pranking pricks intent on cementing their heads into microwave ovens.
But on this occasion, it was a fifteen year old girl, who sounds not dissimilar to Alison Krauss or Emmylou Harris:
Melody Williamson – There’s No Country Here