Dead Man’s Town strips Born In The USA down to its core ….

by Woody on July 4, 2014


and if this version of the title track by Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires is any indication, the rest of the album is going to be unreal. The track below is goose-bump material. Shires’ fiddle playing is out of this world with the tones she produces. Here is some info on how this came to be and the track listing:

2014 marks the 30th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born In The U.S.A.’ Although it would become his biggest selling album with seven top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, Luther Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars says “any of those songs could be played with acoustic guitar alone and still be great.” Taking this idea as its premise, ‘Dead Man’s Town: A Tribute to Born in the U.S.A’ (out 9/16, Lighting Rod Records) strips the album’s twelve indelible originals to the core, with contributions from Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Low, Nicole Atkins, Justin Townes Earle, Blitzen Trapper, Joe Pug, Trampled by Turtles, and more. Rolling premiered Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires’ Dave Cobb-produced cover of “Born In The U.S.A,” saying these artists are “reimagining ‘Born in the U.S.A.’… with a reduced approach more influenced by that of the acoustic ‘Nebraska.

1. Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, “Born in the U.S.A.”
2. Apache Relay, “Cover Me”
3. Quaker City Nighthawks, “Darlington County”
4. Blitzen Trapper, “Working on the Highway”
5. Joe Pug, “Downbound Train”
6. Low, “I’m on Fire”
7. Holly Williams, “No Surrender”
8. Ryan Culwell, “Bobby Jean”
9. Trampled by Turtles, “I’m Goin’ Down”
10. Justin Townes Earle, “Glory Days”
11. Nicole Atkins, “Dancing in the Dark”
12. North Mississippi All-Stars, “My Hometown”

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ekorn July 4, 2014 at 5:09 pm

This is why I come to – to find out what great music to watch for. Thanks once again. Can’t wait to hear JTE, Joe Pug, Holly Williams, Trampled by Turtles on this album.

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