Random Cover of the Week – Those Darlins Pay Respects to the Carter Family

It’s been a while since we’ve talked about them, so in case you’ve forgotten let me remind you just how awesome Those Darlins are. I was fortunate enough to see them in person Monday night, and they absolutely rocked the house down. They look sweet and demure, but once they crank up their guitars and get their punkabilly music flowing, these chicks are badass. They may get their attitude from 70s punk bands, but they know that their roots lie in country music. One of the cuts on their eponymous debut album is a cover of The Carter Family’s “Cannonball Blues”, an homage to the first family of country music. Here they are performing it live:

And, just in case you’re not familiar with it, here’s the original:

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