Saturday, April 08, 2006
Song Sung Traditional: Hold On
Listening to Robert Moore's Sonic Spectrum on KCUR today, we got to hear Tom Waits - who isn't Irish, though we do like to talk of his famous version of The Piano Has Been Drinking recorded live in Dublin back in 1981.
No I mention it because it was Hold On from Mule Variations, an instant classic and powerful song that is covered so well by The Cottars on their current CD, Forerunner.
The Cottars, who made so many friends at last year's Kansas City Irish Festival, make it their own with a delightful arrangement, and it's definitely different hearing a nice girl sing, you don't meet nice girls in coffee shops.