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February 21, 2013

Check out this awesome blog from Doug Evans talking about what the Business world can take from Cover Your Friends…truly awesome and so congruent with this mission!!!!

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GuitarThe business world can learn a lot about promotion from the arts community.

www.CoverYourFriends.com is a video blog website that features singer-songwriters playing songs written by their friends and fellow artists who inspire them.  It’s classic cross-promotion.

The site was conceived and launched by Connor Garvey, a young performing songwriter from Portland, ME.  It started as a way for Garvey to pay respect to his friends, and it is gaining traction as a vehicle to connect and promote an entire community of artists.

It features stripped-down, acoustic versions of songs, usually recorded directly into a notebook computer or iPhone.  What stands out for me in each of the videos is the sincerity of the performance.  It’s not about flash – each video is a heartfelt tribute.

Who inspires the people who inspire you?

As a kid, I’d sit down with an album – an actual LP! – and devour…

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So…Emily, Raina, & and an Apostle sat down to talk…

February 11, 2013

Emily White (Chicago, IL) Covers Raina Rose (Austin, TX)
Song Title: Apostle
More Info: www.emily-white.com / www.rainarose.com
[youtube http://youtu.be/2NMSxGGLTPc]

…and we’re Black, Again and Again!

February 4, 2013

1) Brian Carroll (Boston, MA) Covers Annie Lynch (Brooklyn, NY)
Song Title: Again and Again
More Info: www.briancarrollmusic.com / annieandthebeekeepers.com/

2) Rufus Rūfasu (California) Covers The Damn Choir (Chicago, IL)
Song Title: Black
More Info: Thedamnchoir.com

Do you think a “Man of Many Moon” enjoys “Flying” around the “Universe?”

January 22, 2013

1)Jon Sherling (Mt. Laurel, NJ) Covers Debbie Scott (Cherry Hill, NJ)
Song Title: Flying
More Info: www.facebook.com/JSMusic / Debbie’s Youtube Page

2) Shawnee Kilgore (Austin, TX) / Danny Schmidt (Austin, TX)
Song Title: Man of Many Moons
More Info:  shawneekilgore.com / dannyschmidt.com

3) Daisy O’Connor (Austin, TX) Covers Ron Scott (Austin, TX)

Song Title: Universe

More Info: www.daisyoconnor.com / www.myspace.com/ronscott

A New Year…New Covers!

January 7, 2013

1) Jon Sherling (Mt. Laurel, NJ) Covers Nancy Huebner (Wilmington, DE)

Song Title: Someone’s Broken Heart

More Info: www.facebook.com/JSMusic / www.reverbnation.com/nancyhuebner

 

 

2) Daisy O’Connor (Austin, TX) Covers Gregory Alan Isakov, J Wagner, & John Elliott (CO,TX,CA)

Song Title: If I Go, I’m Goin

More Info: www.daisyoconnor.com / gregoryalanisakov.com / jwagnermusic.com / thehereafter.com

International Friend Covers…

September 25, 2012

1) Aaron Lee (Delft, Netherlands) covers Charlie Hely (Ithaca, NY)
Song Title: Every Train Track
More info: theukuleleproject.blogspot.com / charliehely.bandcamp.com
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHvOt67dJBw]

2) Neale Eckstein (Sudbury, MA) covers Cliff Eberhardt (Williamsburg, MA)
Song Title: Memphis
More info: www.youtube.com/foxrunstudio / www.cliffeberhardt.net
[youtube http://youtu.be/l2kwZMXNHLQ]

3) Michael Gruber, James Travis Spartz, & Tim Haub (Madison, WI) cover Cam Waters (Mpls, MN)
Song Title: Hey Marlene
More info: www.michaelgrubermusic.net / www.camwaters.com
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBDEwc5qkG8]

Post Labor Day…you can’t wear your friends white pants but you can play their songs!

September 10, 2012

1)Doug Kolmar (Saco, ME) covers Bob Mckillop (Portland, ME)
Song Title: Hittin Trees
More Info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Doug-Kolmar-SingerSongwriter/374590742325 / www.bobmckillop.com/

2)Shanna Underwood (Portland, ME) covers Kathy Hussey (Nashville, TN)
Song Title: I Am Heartbreak
More Info: www.reverbnation.com/shannaunderwood / kathyhussey.com/

3)Phil Henry (Rutland, VT) covers Aaron Nathans (Wilmington, DE)
Song Title: Everything You See Is Who I Am
More Info: www.philhenryband.com / www.aaronnathans.com

4) EJay the Musician (Peoria, Illinois) covers MGK (ft. Ester Dean)
Song Title: Invincible Cover by EJay the Musician
More Info: www.facebook.com/EJayMusic309 / http://youtube.com/watch?v=B4iRQ8g3ZuI

5) James Day Leavitt (Portland, Maine) covers Gailanne Amundsen (Longwood, Florida)
Song Title: Minnesota
More Info: www.jamesdayleavitt.com / www.jubals-kin.com/