I really like this album - Big Shoes, all covers.
His rendition of A Hard Rains A-gonna Fall is one of the best I’ve heard.
I like their confidence.
Sure, one need only turn to the original writer/performer such as Robert Johnson, Lead Belly, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, BB. King, etc.
There are also plenty of contemporary blues musicians who are writing original material.
I forgot to add ‘rhetorical’ - I guess I meant the spirit of the blues not the literal individual songs, and yes I realize I didn’t say this; now I have.
Plenty of new themes, approaches, topics, spirit as well.
On the other hand, if by “spirit” you mean expressions of discontent, hard life, sex, etc. the blues are very new and a mere blip. One needs to go back thousands of years to get to the originals.
Blackberry Smoke featuring Amanda Shires covering Tom Petty’s “You Got Lucky.”
What a great cover of great lyrics. Recently, I have trying to memorize, “Scare Easy” from TP’s Mudcrutch efforts .
That is a nice cover. harkens back to the days when people took their time playing songs…the transition from the 3-minute pop song to longer-form music.
From the Bandcamp description: “MAST, aka Tim Conley, pays homage to the significant history of Thelonious Monk and his esteemed compositions while bringing them into the future using modern electronic bleeps, bloops, and beats. . . .”
This is not your father’s Monk album!