CALIFONE – ” Crazy As a Loon ” John Prine Cover

Posted: September 11, 2020 in MUSIC

Califone is led by Tim Rutili, with a rotating list of contributors and long time collaborators including producer Brian Deck and percussionist Ben Massarella. Formed out of the Chicago band Red Red Meat, Califone explores the tension between experimental noise, acoustic texture, technology, humanity, cinematic images, and microscopic poetry, with more than a dozen albums of sleeper hits and enduring classics.

Our cover of John Prine’s “Crazy As A Loon” is here! Thank you, After dropping their first proper album in seven years, Echo Mine, this past winter, the experimental roots-rock cult favourites Califone returned with a cover of Elliott Smith’s “Needle In The Hay” as an Amazon exclusive. Today they’re sharing some great news about that cover: It’s now available at all DSPs, paired with another excellent Califone cover. Tim Rutili and friends have become the latest musicians to pay tribute to the late, great singer songwriter John Prine, who died from coronavirus complications this past April. They’ve chosen to cover “Crazy As A Loon” from Prine’s 2005 release Fair & Square, matching his homespun folksy storytelling with the deconstructed warmth that has been coursing through Califone’s music for decades. It’s an excellent fit.

“Needle In The Hay” and “Crazy As A Loon” are out now on Jealous Butcher.

“Crazy as a Loon” by Califone Needle in the Hay ℗ CORN COUNTRY MUSIC BMI / DOWNTOWN DMP SONGS BMI / TOMMYJACK MUSIC BMI Released on: 2020-09-10

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