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Share Day! A Threesome

After Lila shared RStar’s new EP, I immediately became addicted to his Tom Petty cover, I Won’t Back Down.  Extremely nicely played.

Following this share from Lila, I discovered that the interminable Johnny Cash had also covered Tom Petty (noted during a heated debate at work over rights and ownership of the song, to which I admitted defeat at the hand of someone’s innate ability to Google.. I conceded gracefully of course…)

Imagine my delight to discover one of our favourite bands, Company of Thieves, had just shared their own take on this classic song.

So, I’m sharing. A veritable buffet of cover.  The original followed by the covering threesome.  See which you like best of the bunch. Comments encouraged and, as always, appreciated.

Tom Petty

Johnny Cash

Ryan Star

Company of Thieves


(I’m sharing the link for CofT only – please visit the site and “heart” the cover if you love it as we do – help them reach their goal of #1.. then go like them on Facebook and check them out – an amazing new find for Lila and I several months ago.. they are on high rotation ’round these parts)

Happy Share Day!

p.s. Two huge upcoming blogs I’m working on – the first a review of a great new find delivered from an amazing new friend made via RStar Part Goo.  The second, a gauntlet thrown. I believe it is made of steel.  A work-in-progress, it has kept me inordinately busy during a somewhat lonely and cold week.  Intrigued? Stay tuned…

Challenge – Song #5

Song that reminds you of someone……

photo credit: Jamie Smith

The list is endless in this category. I instantly start thinking of lost loved ones and songs that have attached themselves to my memories of them and their time on earth. So as a tribute to Eugene, my Grandpa Smith for Father’s Day this weekend I had to go with the man in black. Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire instantly brings vivid images of Grandpa Smith to mind. He was a lover of old country, Hank Williams Sr and Johnny Cash are always at the forefront of my musical memories. I have so much respect for early country, the twang and simplicity is very raw and you cannot deny the pure brilliance in the lyrics. I kid mostly about the lyrics, but I must say that as an avid anti-country fan I do very much appreciate the early works of the pioneers of that genre. Johnny Cash was a dark and toturtured soul and it showed in his music.

Ring of Fire takes me to my Grandpa’s shop, it takes me to the old greyhound bus converted to a camper that my grandparents had for so many years. Grandpa Smith was not like Johnny Cash at all, he was a genuine soul with a heart of gold. He was well-known and well loved.

Pictured above on machinery from his excavation business. His humouress side shines though as you see the cutout of the woman in the background, he always loved jokes and making people smile. Whether it was hanging stuffed animals from trees to entertain the children at the campground or taking the grandkids for rides in the dump truck or relaxing on the porch with Grandma and anyone who dropped by to visit, he always had a smile for you.

Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash

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