It takes some guts to post your version of a bona fide classic. But if you do it as good as this guy has with Lucinda Williams’ ‘Lake Charles,’ why the hell not?
I love what he’s done with the vocals… his Nick Drake-like whispering, delicate delivery is a fascinating counterpoint to Williams’ rugged and bluesy performance. And he has sped up some lines, swallowed others, to take something familiar and make it just new enough.
I think I’m kind of gay for this guy.
I feel such envy for people who can perform and sing this well, especially on the guitar. I’m getting pretty good at Guitar Hero but it’s just not the same. 🙂 I’ve always wanted to be able to pick up an acoustic guitar and belt out something beautiful like this.
But alas, my talents lie elsewhere (I’m not sure where exactly, but elsewhere).