Monday, June 20, 2016
My Music Monday
I know you're all expecting Chris DeBurgh's "the Lady in Red", but that probably isn't going to happen. And by 'probably, I mean 'definitely'.
I'm still enjoying my post-Dixie Chicks concert experience (the music part).
DCX have always been fans of Patty Griffin. They've covered a number of her songs over the years - some on tape and some in concert.
In 2000, Griffin recorded an album, Silver Bell, that was never released.......well, until 2013. But the Chicks heard the disk and recorded a few of the songs off there. Natalie Maines went on to say, that they'd like to record every song from that disk.
Since the Chicks have not been recording as a group, Maines went on to record the title track of Griffin's album for her debut solo album.
As Griffin has a certain style and DCX stuck pretty much to her arrangements - and as Maines is / was the lead singer of DCX, her solo take on "Silver Bell" sounds very very very much like the Dixie Chicks doing Patty Griffin.
I have to say, when Maines' album came out, I was lukewarm to "Silver Bell", but it's grown on me over time. I do like Griffin, and actually, I think the Dixie Chicks do her song more justice than she usually does herself.
Natalie Maines - "Silver Bell"