The Ledge #522: Covers

Bring a thimble and I’ll pour my thoughts out – Paul Westerberg, “How Can You Like Him?”

Plus, I’ll take any opportunity to give more airplay to my pal Dave Scarbrough, especially when the one remake on his brand new album, Happy Ever After, is a Paul Westerberg tune! You all should check this album out!
Also included in this broadcast are tracks from Steve Earle’s new tribute to his friend and mentor, Jerry Jeff Walker, Eric Ambel and Greg Hoy’s remakes of Neil Young tunes, The William Loveday Intention’s teardown of Bob Dylan tunes, and a few of our friends (The Short Fuses, New Rocket Union) from Minneapolis! Oh, and we have the exclusive covers by the Hoodoo Gurus that are only found on the vinyl version of their new Chariot of the Gods album.
Speaking of Minneapolis, Cindy Lawson’s fabulous new record on Rum Bar Records, New Tricks, includes a tune written by the recently-deceased Lori Wray. I’m not real familiar with Wray, but she made her recording debut as a member of The Von Bulows (aka the Pedaljets), and has worked with 27 Various, Todd Newman (The Leatherwoods), and many other Minneapolis greats. I know I’m going to look into more of Wray’s work.
I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly from the artist or label, please let them know you heard these tunes on The Ledge! Let them know who is giving them promotion! You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher…or


1. Dave Scarbrough, As Far As I Know
2. Steve Earle & The Dukes, Gettin’ By
3. Steve Earle & The Dukes, Hill Country Rain
4. Eric Ambel, Cocaine Eyes
5. Greg Hoy, Cinnamon Girl
6. The William Loveday Intention, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
7. The William Loveday Intention, Subterranean Homesick Blues
8. The William Loveday Intention, You Gotta Move
9. The Checkered Hearts, Happy Hour 
10. Walker Brigade, I Wanna Destroy You
11. Hollis Brown, Doncha Bother Me
12. Tony Valentino, Dirty Water
13. Hoodoo Gurus, Obviously 5 Believers
14. Hoodoo Gurus, I Wanna Be Your Man
15. Grand Atlantic, September Gurls
16. Jeremy Porter & The Tucos, Conventional Wisdom
17. Miss Georgia Peach, Jackson
18. Miss Georgia Peach, River Deep Mountain High
19. The Clams, We’re An American Band
20. Cindy Lawson, Nope
21. The Dirty Truckers, All Down the Line
22. The Dirty Truckers, Georgia Women
23. Abbie Barrett, Dirty Work
24. J Prozac, She’s A Sensation 
25. Brad Marino, Another Sad and Lonely Night
26. Rot Tv, I’m Not Like Everybody Else
27. FRIENDZY, Whips & Furs
28. Michael Simmons, Mystery Dance
29. The Reno Casinos, Books About UFOs
30. New Rocket Union, Do You Wanna Know
31. The Short Fuses, How Much More
32. Pink Mountaintops, Nervous Breakdown
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