If you know me then you know that I was a huge pop punk/rock fan about 10 years ago. Loved Blink 182, Green Day, Offspring, The Starting Line, Weezer, Fall Out Boy, etc. Why am I telling you this? It has nothing to do with country, right? You would think…
I’m telling you this because I’m excited about a particular Americana album from one of my all time favorite front men from the punk rock world Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) and Grammy Award winning singer Norah Jones. To be honest, I probably wouldn’t have checked this album out if Armstrong’s name wasn’t on it (no disrespect to the awesome Norah Jones). But I’m sure glad I did.
The two teamed up for “foreverly“, an unforgettable collection inspired by “Songs Our Daddy Taught Us“, an album of traditional folk and country songs released by The Everly Brothers in 1958. Armstrong and Jones give the cover album their own spin and add in a little early rock n’ roll sound where they see fit.
It sounded like a weird combination to me at first, but I’m telling you, it totally works. I was very surprised at how well their voices really complimented each other. See for yourself!
The album is out now and can be purchased on iTunes.
1. Roving Gambler
2. Long Time Gone
3. Lightning Express
4. Silver Hair Daddy Of Mine
5. Down In The Willow Garden
6. Who’s Gonna Shoe
7. Oh So Many Years
8. Barbara Allen
9. Rocking Alone
10. I’m Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
12. Put My Shoes Away
And then there is the original from the Everly Brothers album “Songs That Daddy Taught Us.”
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