Coming up on Sunday October 27th is an afternoon/evening of Sydney (and Newcastle) artists covering some of their favourite country songs plus they’ll play a few of their own. Inner Western 2 (FB Event) is happening at the Petersham Bowling Club from 2pm. Ahead of the show we’ve asked some of the artists appearing to choose a favourite country cover by another musician and tell us what makes it special to them.
Fanny Lumsden has had a successful year with a new EP single Sea Elephant School following up last year’s Autumn Lawn EP and a ton of live shows with her band the Thrillseekers. Already planning another country halls tour for 2014, Lumsden is a firm believer in taking the music to the people and as a consummate performer she’ll no doubt be one of the Inner Western 2 highlights.
Baby, Now That I’ve Found You performed by Alison Krauss and Union Station. Written by Tony Macaulay and John MacLeod and first released as a single by The Foundations in 1967.
“After much deliberation I have chosen a pop song covered by a country artist. It’sBaby, Now That I’ve Found You, performed by Alison Krauss and Union Station and which was originally released by a British pop band Foundations in 1967.”
“I was introduced to this song through the downright ripper film- ‘The Castle’, so it instantly and fondly evokes nostalgia for Bonny Doon and two stroke. I will also proudly say that this was how I was introduced to Alison Krauss, which at the time made a huge impact on me. Family sing a longs would never be the same again. Yes the moral of this story is that the Kerrigans lead me to Bluegrass by Alison Krauss and Union Station. ”