Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Fave Thing Of The Week

Raw and emotional. Simple and beautiful. We can never fully explain why some things hit us harder than others, but this version of Stephen Foster's "Hard Times" by Indiana Hoover knocked me out.


Gene Oberto said...

Nice choice, some very stylistic pickin'

Still, no one brings out the melancholy like the Irish.


William Repsher said...

My favorite version, and Celtic, too, by Rig the Jig, great uilleann pipe solo late in the song:


Pete Seeger's version is worth tracking down, too -- that's the kind of material he really knew how to handle with just a voice and banjo.

Anonymous said...

Hello all...no, please remain seated,

Great song, great post. To add to the list started by Gene & William above, consider the version by the great Mavis Staples:


With Buddy Miller. Your ears will thank you.


Dave said...

And the indelible version of Johnny Cash's: