All Cover Songs - Episode #362

October 21st, 2016
All Cover Songs - Episode #362

In this fouth-to-last UTR Radio Show, we're having some fun with this week's theme of all cover songs. Ben Rector takes on Huey Lewis & The News. The 77s give us their version of Wilco. And Justin McRoberts reimagines George Michael.

Songs Played in This Episode (12)
  • Rocketown
    on Ultimate Music Makeover: The Songs of M W Smith
    by Shaun Groves
  • Freedom 90
    on Through Songs I Was First Undone
    by Justin McRoberts
  • One [LIVE]
    on COVERS
    by Christa Wells
  • The Late Greats
    on Gimme A Kickstart…
    by 77s
  • I Think We're Alone Now
    on Covers EP
    by Andrew Osenga
  • Jolene
    on Vanguard 50
    by Mindy Smith
  • The Power of Love
    on Newy Lewis and the Hues
    by Ben Rector
  • Tonight, Tonight (feat. Levi Weaver)
    on For Freedom
    by Jenny & Tyler
  • These Boots
    on Covers
    by Jessica Campbell
  • The Storm [LIVE]
    on Live From UTR Studios, Vol. 1
    by Eric Peters
  • Rise from the Ruins
    on State of Grace
    by Pierce Pettis
  • Total Eclipse of the Heart
    on Covers, Vol. 1
    by Sleeping At Last

Producer Notes:

In planning our final radio shows, one of the fan-favorite themes that's just pure fun is when we do all cover songs, so I was happy we could do this one more time in this era of UTR.  We are excited to share some UTR artists putting their own reimagined creativity on some prior classics, sometimes allowing the song to take on a new meaning when experienced through the lense of a different artist.  The ultimate highlight for me has to be a one-time exclusive recording of a rare cover song by Sir Eric Peters.  I prodded him to include the song he soundchecks with (Jackson Brown's "These Days") into a concert set that we were recording, and he obliged! That happened in 2011, so we've had this gem in our pocket for over 5 years!  The other live song on the show is quite special too -- Christa Wells performs the UTR hit "One" live at Escape To The Lake 2015, with Jess Ray and Christopher Williams on guest vocals and guitar!  We even include one of the *brand new* cover songs just released by Andrew Osenga.  So much good stuff... and it was a lot of fun to put together.  ** Don't forget our Kickstarter Campaign is happening right now, and we'd love your support in backing our creative relaunch for 2017!  (Dave)

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