Our Song of the Day is from Kentucky born and raised Ben Sollee. Over the summer he set about covering songs and sounds that have influenced his life and music. The result was a series of covers called The Hollow Sessions which includes songs by Arthur Russell, Otis Redding, Paul Simon, Harry Belafonte, The Zombies, Howard Finster, Bill Monroe, Fiona Apple, Tom Waits and Gillian Welch. The whole album is really worth checking out (details below) but when push came to shove I chose his cover of Everything is Free by Gillian Welch for no other reason than I love her music…and he does it proud.
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