Sunday, November 20, 2011
Jeffrey Foucault "Shoot the Moon Right Between the Eyes" (2008)
I'm surprised that more contemporary folksingers don't look to the catalog of John Prine. Great songs, but the bones are simple -- there's room for interpretation and change. And unlike Dylan, for example, covering one of these songs is not a cliche.
Foucault does a great job with these songs. The arrangements are changed slightly, but not in ways that are not true to the spirit of the originals. He strikes a nice balance in terms of being different from the Prine versions, but not changed too much.