This is an incredible performance of Neil Young's "Cowgirl In The Sand," and that says a lot, since I saw Neil Young himself at Red Rocks Monday. Tune in for eTown Saturday featuring City and Colour & Birds of Chicago.
Canada's City and Colour (a.k.a Dallas Green) is lined up for nothing but festivals this fall. He's already played the Newport Folk fest. Next up is Friday's Outside Lands in San Francisco, Seattle's Bumbershoot or the Deluna in Florida. If you can't make those festivals, especially Outside Lands which is SOLD OUT, be sure to tune in for eTown to hear Dallas Green.
Joining City and Colour in eTownHall is JT Nero and Allison Russell, a duo known as Birds of Chicago in the American Roots scene.
Both artists really pour it on with this cover, aided by the etones and Nick & Helen. It takes some chops to completely sell a Neil Young cover, especially one from his seminal second album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.
eTown airs Saturdays at 3 p.m.