Damien Jurado tweets that this version of “Ohio” is better than his own.

by oz on April 8, 2011

I spoke with Tim (aka Strand of Oaks) after his set at The Earl in Atlanta the other night, and he was on top of the world. Damien Jurado recently took notice of our Strand of Oaks session and tweeted to his followers that the Strand Of Oaks cover of  “Ohio” was better than his own. “Ohio” is a song obsession for both Tim and I, (for me, dating back to my college days in Oxford, OH) so it’s only natural that we shared a mutual chubby over this tweet by Jurado.

Our  conversation went something like this (in the tone of two 14 year old girls with Bieber fever):

Tim: Can you believe Jurado tweeted that?! That was amazing!
Me: Yeah. That was awesome! I’m pumped that he was listening to music on our site!

We resisted the urge to hold hands and jump up and down screaming, but that feeling was palpable.

Shirk randomly texted a few minutes later saying he was cutting a video for “Ohio.” Here it is, along with the mp3.

Exclusive: Strand of Oaks – Ohio (Damien Jurado Cover)

In our first session with Strand of Oaks, Tim also covered Springsteen’s “Used Cars.”

Exclusive: Strand of Oaks – Used Cars (Bruce Springsteen Cover)


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Adrian April 8, 2011 at 10:29 am

That’s a great cover. No doubt about it.

Woody April 9, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Got to agree with Damien on that.

DickE April 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm

True, it is a great version. But Damien owns that song. His emotional level reciting the story is beyond match. One of my all time favorite Jurado songs. Saw him live on a blustery Easter Sunday at the late great Backstage with the Scud Mountain Boys.

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