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Country-Crossover cover suggestions for trio

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by DaftCat, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. DaftCat


    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat

    One band I am in is strictly covers(pays for the gear).

    What are some suggestions for covers that a trio can get away with?

    What comes to mind so far is:
    -Good Hearted Woman(Willy/Waylon)
    -Memphis, TN(Johnny Rivers)

    I am trying to consider tunes that don't have much for solos..that way it don't sound so hollow(without a 4th member doing acoustic chords).

    Thanks for any good TB wisdom replies!

  2. sb69coupe


    Aug 9, 2004
    Raleigh NC
    Long Haired Country Boy - Charlie Daniels Band
    Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
  3. Guitar Town - Steve Earle
  4. QORC


    Aug 22, 2003
    Elberon, New Jersey
    1. I wanna talk about me - Toby Keith. Catchy, well-known and as close to "country rap" as you'll ever find.

    2. Fast as You - Dwight Yokam. Very rockin.

    3. Man I feel like a woman - Twain (even if you don't have a female singer)
  5. troy mcclure

    troy mcclure Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Central Florida
    My band does Long haired country boy, folsum prison blues, cocaine blues ( johnny cash) the dance - garth brooks

    we too are looking to add about 3 more
  6. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Any or all of the Merle Haggard hits.
  7. Rugaar


    Apr 11, 2007
    The early Sun Records rockabilly sounds usually goes over well, too. Carl Perkins, early Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash (as mentioned previously), etc...
  8. Busker


    Jan 22, 2007
    Speaking of early Sun Records, check out some Charlie Rich on Sun. He was a rockabilly cat with Sun and a Sam Phillips favorite long before he did "Behind Closed Doors". Not too many people know that I'll bet.
  9. DaftCat


    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat
    Thanks for the replies folks. I forgot I have a bud who has a trio and he does plenty of country stuff too. Here is his list for those who want ideas as well.


  10. Jeb


    Jul 22, 2001
    "Liquored up and laquered down," Southern Culture on the Skids.

    Fun tune, great tune. Pick a genre, doesn't matter. it works.
  11. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    My band does our own version of Springsteen's "I'm on Fire". I've never heard anyone play it the way we do. Adding Root/5 on bass really country-fies the song. The drummer can either hit the side of the rim with his stick or use brushes for the "train" feel. Sounds nice.

    We also repeat the bridge twice instead of playing it once. Its a short song so that lengthens it a bit.

    The people love it and its very simple.

    A couple other country-ish songs we do that go over well..

    Flowers on the Wall... Eric Heatherly version
    Ring of Fire - Jauquin Phoenix version from the Walk The Line soundtrack.
  12. rjny36


    Jan 29, 2006
    Syracuse, NY

    Great tune. I always try to get the bands I'm in to play it, but it almost never happens. :crying:
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