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    I really enjoy the fact that Yarn plays covers of songs. They seem to be big music fans in general and when a song grabs them, they just want to play it. Their blog shows that and of the shows I've seen, they seem to do a cover per night. Also very cool that it's not the same cover every night like that Down In A Hole dirge that Ryan overplayed.

    At my first show they did Oh My Sweet Carolina just for us Ryan fan taper dudes and Knockin' On Heaven's Door, at the next they did Friend Of The Devil, Last Friday they did a sweet job with Neil's Helpless and on Saturday they did Lovelight.

    One cover per show is a sweet format~
    • CommentAuthorLovelight
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2009
    I'd love to hear them do a Dylan tune.

    btw...my Lovelight was stellar!!!
    Oh man, I hope somebody taped that. Trevor usually runs his recorder so I'd dig hearing that.
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2009
    Any song they do works for me original or cover. I have heard them do I know you rider and Dead Flowers along with various other covers. My friend Laurel has heard them do Every Rose has its thorn. I would love to hear them do a striped down country gospel version of the Counting Crows song Rain King.
    Heartache off of the CD version of Lowell George's Thanks I'll Eat It Here would be splendid!
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2009
    I love Yarn's cover of the Weight by the Band. Trevors vocals are spot on.
    Oh man, there's so many live recordings I need to get my hands on. At some point, a cover compilation will be mandatory ;)
    Lovin the covers, especially the GD ones... diggin all of them, listened to love light the other day and that's no exception, excellent rendition!

    Hope they keep them coming, I like the diversity as well of throwing in a random cover or two, helps individualise the show.
    • CommentAuthorKevin
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2009
    Walls baby!! --->
    • CommentAuthorkees
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2009
    Jeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, Kevin, you almost had me thinking Yarn had already done Walls........................

    But they should indeed!
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2009
    I loooove the song Walls.
    • CommentAuthorLovelight
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2009
    I was just listening to a mix Kees sent me.....and I want to hear...

    Little Feat - Fat Man in the Bathtub. I think they would do a amazing job with that song.
    oops i put my covers in the wrong place

    bob dylan
    'till i fell in love with you
    it's not dark yet

    anything whiskeytown would be just fine
    • CommentAuthorPONZ
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2009
    james brown.
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2011 edited
    This is the only topic that comes up in a search for "covers". I think it could be time for that compilation, RC.

    Here's a quick list I threw together (feel free to post below and I'll add them to the list):

    Grateful Dead:
    And We Bid You Goodnight
    Brokedown Palace
    Brown Eyed Women
    Dark Hollow
    Fire On The Mountain
    Friend Of The Devil
    Goin' Down That Road Feelin' Bad
    I Know You Rider
    One More Saturday Night
    Scarlet Begonias
    Touch Of Grey
    Cold Rain and Snow

    Bob Dylan:
    The Man In Me
    Girl From The North Country
    Knockin' On Heaven's Door
    Quinn The Eskimo

    Rolling Stones:
    Shine A Light
    Dead Flowers
    Sweet Virginia
    Let It Bleed
    Wild Horses
    You Can't Always Get What You Want

    The Band:
    The Weight
    Up On Cripple Creek
    The Shape I'm In
    The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
    I Shall Be Released

    Neil Young:
    Rockin' In The Free World
    One Of These Days

    Velvet Underground:
    Pale Blue Eyes
    Oh Sweet Nuthin'

    Hall and Oates:

    She's Gone
    You're Making My Dreams Come True

    Paul Simon:

    Late In The Evening
    50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

    Lynyrd Skynyrd:

    Call Me The Breeze (Cale)
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Simple Man

    Waylon Jennings:

    Good Hearted Woman
    Rainy Day Woman
    Luckenbach TX (Back to The Basics Of Love)
    Are You Sure Hank Done It This A Way?
    I Can Get Off On You

    Miss Ohio (Gillian Welch)
    Jackson (Lucinda Williams)
    Standin' (Townes Van Zandt)
    You Don't Know How It Feels (Tom Petty)
    Southern Accents (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
    Going Up The Country (Canned Heat)
    Midnight Rider (ABB)
    Oh My Sweet Carolina (Ryan Adams)
    Everybody's Talkin' At Me (Harry Nilsson)
    Something Bout You (Kevin Welch)
    Spirit In The Night (Bruce Springsteen)
    I'm On Fire (Bruce Springsteen)
    Thrill Is Gone (B.B. King)
    Love Hurts (Nazareth)
    Voodoo Child (Jimi Hendrix)
    Shama Lama Ding Dong (Otis Day & The Nights)
    Slip Sliding Away (Simon & Garfunkel)
    Nobody Wins (Kris Kristofferson)
    Sunday Morning Coming Down (Kris Kristofferson)
    John Henry (Traditional)
    Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Coots/Gillespie)
    That Spirit Of Christmas (Ray Charles)
    Silent Night
    Cocaine Blues (Johnny Cash)
    Ghost Riders In The Sky (Jones)
    I Shot Your Dog (Fred Eaglesmith)
    That's Alright, Mama (Elvis Presley)
    Christmas In Prison (John Prine)
    Merry Christmas (War Is Over) (John Lennon)
    Don't Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
    Never Tear Us Apart (INXS)
    Standing Outside A Broken Phonebooth With Money In My Hand (Primitive Radio Gods)
    Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) (Waylon Jennings)
    Perfect Day (Lou Reed)
    Devil Inside (INXS)
    Eminence Front (The Who)
    Waiting Around To Die (Townes Van Zandt)
    Praise You (Fatboy Slim)
    Stuck On You (Lionel Richie)
    For What Its Worth (Buffalo Springfield)
    Sittin' On Top Of The World (Mississippi Sheiks)
    Into The Mystic (Van Morrison)
    Promises (Eric Clapton)
    Tell It To Me (OCMS)
    Shake Your Body Down to the Ground) (The Jacksons)
    Sultans of swing (Dire Straits)

    For What It's Worth (Buffalo Springfield)*
    Walk On The Wild Side (Lou Reed)*
    Nightrain (Guns n' Roses)*
    Night Train (Amos Lee)*
    Stir It Up (Bob Marley)*
    Standing Outside a Broken Phonebooth With Money In My Hand (Primitive Radio Gods)*

    *Music's Only Outlaw, Cat and Mouse or Don't Break My Heart Again infill
    Standin' - Townes Van Sant
    ....oh yeah, Van Zandt

    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2011
    It's almost as if someone was goofing off at work, going through every show on the archive looking for covers.

    I had just played disc 2 of 9/11/09 which starts out with Standin.
    • CommentAuthorheadzilla
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2011
    Great list, hopped, RC !!

    I think this was on one of their original samplers for the old YARN website - John Prine - Christmas in Prison
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2011
    I was the person going through all the archive shows looking for covers yesterday. I'm sure I missed a few.
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2011
    Great list. I can think of a few songs not on this list. Some day people are going to cover Yarn tunes.
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2012
    Bump for additions
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2012
    STILL shaking my head at Primitive Radio Gods!
    I'M shaking my head at the Tiger version of Standing Outside a Phonebooth.....just amazing. I love the covers they choose, the fact that they never do them for too long and that they let us tape them. Just listening through this afternoon with the lyrics up. Blake makes a couple minute changes and doesn't do the last verse but it's really a terrific song. Below is the Tiger version minus all the chorus stuff:

    (I been downhearted baby
    I been down- I been downhearted baby
    Ever since the day we met
    Ever since the day we met

    Jan lays down and wrestles in her sleep
    Moonlight shines on comic books
    And superstars in magazines
    An old friend calls and tells us where to meet
    Her plane takes off from Baltimore
    And touches down on Bourbon Street

    We stay up late and argue all night long
    About a god we've never seen
    But never fails to side with me
    Sunday comes and all the papers say
    Ma Teresa's joined the mob
    And happy with her full time job

    Am I alive or thoughts that drift away?
    Does summer come for everyone?
    Can humans do as prophets say?
    And if I die before I learn to speak
    Can money pay for all the days I lived awake
    But half asleep?


    A life is time, they teach us growing up
    The seconds ticking killed us all
    A million years before the fall
    You ride the waves and don't ask where they go
    You swim like lions through the crest
    And bathe yourself on zebra flesh

    Whew what a jammer~added it to hopped's list.
    Saw a cover band over the weekend do Bryan Adams' Run to You - similar to Phonebooth, this is the kind of song that I'd never think to seek out, but if Yarn threw it in the middle of DBMHA (or anything really), it'd be perfect...
    "Bryan Adams" and "perfect" in the same sentence?! ;)
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2012
    She also put "Bryan Adams" and "never seek out" in the same sentence.

    Take your pick.
    Ha! I was counting on some ribbing for that one - thanks for delivering, RC! :) I figured the sentiment was worth sticking my neck out for! Nice to know tous has my back, though!
    i loved the standing outside a phonebooth in manchester.

    i always go back to pale blue eyes as one of my faves, but alas there are so many...
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2014
    Bump for additions
    Wow, that's an amazing list! Nice job compiling...Just goes to show Yarn's versatility! All the great Bands covered music of people they admire, The Who, The Dead, Stones, etc...I hate it when bands get so hung up on their own stuff and won't do covers...The interpretations of other bands is the spice in the gumbo!!!
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2014
    Added Stuck on You (Lionel Richie) to the list above
    • CommentAuthorearlbny
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2014
    You can't always get what you Want (The Stones)
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2015
    Bump for recent additions
    Into The Mystic for one.
    • CommentAuthorhypnocracy
    • CommentTimeApr 7th 2015 edited
    Yeah...Into the Mystic...although it was Yarn & Dangermuffin that were on stage... Just exactly perfect

    They did it again with just Yarn in Beacon. Sounded great.
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2015
    I usually don't suggest covers, but I think Yarn would kick ass with Straight To Hell by Drivin' n Cryin' or Play A Train Song by Todd Snider.
    • CommentAuthorTat tous
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2015
    We actually saw todd snider a couple weeks ago and when he did the train song, I thought to myself that YARN would do a great job on this song! Glad you think so too, hopped!
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2015
    hopped, I agree with you. I have been listening to Sturgill Simpson a bunch and I am sure they would do an awesome job on Livin the Dream or Some Days.
    I'd like to hear Sturgill cover a few yarn tunes!

    They Call me the Breeze and

    From the Barn Bash SuperJam
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2015
    Added. And Simple Man. Heard that one in sound check in Asheville. Wonder what the New Years cover set will be this year?
    • CommentAuthorjgoods21
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2015
    Certainly shaping up to be lynyrd skynyrd I think. Which I think would be great. Call me the breeze, simple
    Man, then maybe they can pull out a Curtis Lowe....
    Think I'm making the New Years trip to av this year. Haven't done a yarn New Years since 2010 in North Carolina. That was the Band set which was quite amazing. Some good YouTube of that show available. Balck and white footage from pour house....
    I'm making the New Year's Eve trip. My first ever Yarn New Year's Eve (I missed one because it was sold out before I got tickets....already have tickets this year).

    They can do the Skynyrd again, it was fantastic. Honestly these guys can do whatever they want, I love it all.
    • CommentAuthorjgoods21
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2015
    Didnt realize they did all that skynyrd at Barn Bash. not a bad thing but thats definitely New years prep I think. They did the same with lots of Paul Simon songs at this time of year last year. Especially since Barn Bash kinda invite only. Gonna be great! Got my tix for Martinsville. Nine Hour road trip from CT to see the boys! But like you said.... its all good...
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2015
    They played Simple Man in Charlotte the night after you saw them in Asheville hopped.
    Eric Clapton, Promises: Not sure if this was at a show or not or they just recorded doing something for rehearsal

    Gram Parons--Sin City (with Tara Mills)