So as I was saying, this is a cover of a Ray LaMontagne song, “Beg Steal or Borrow”.
I was really taken with this tune when I first heard it, and the thought of covering it followed more or less immediately.
He’s such a great and inimitable singer, though, that I couldn’t really find a way into the tune for myself. Until one day when I was listening and thought, ‘what would this sound like with more than one voice, and with electric piano in addition to the guitar?’
(A lot of the covers I do start that way, with adding additional voices and an instrument or two that isn’t present on the original recording.)
Once I focused on these elements, the recording came together pretty fast…if you can call waiting 7 years to finish the thing ‘pretty fast’! Hope you dig this, and that you’re having a great summer!
P.S. Question: would you like to hear more covers? Let me know!