Wednesday, March 28, 2012

KILLER COVERS || Bill Callahan: "Heaven Help the Child"

Is there anyone in the past forty years more underrated than Mickey Newbury? I feel like in recent years he's finally started to get some belated dues from musicians that cover his songs, but as regards the average music fan the name "Mickey Newbury" doesn't seem to carry the same kind of cache as fellow singer-songwriters Townes Van Zandt or Kris Kristofferson.

Bill Callahan is a bit of a cult figure himself, so his rendition of Newbury's "Heaven Help the Child" probably won't send any Newbury albums posthumously into the Heatseeker charts, but it's a heartfelt tribute nonetheless.

Bill Callahan "Heaven Help The Child" from Drag City on Vimeo.

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