And not just because his name is ‘Shakey Graves’

I never expected I would write a blog post telling people to listen to a cover of Passionate Kisses. The song is one from Lucinda Williams, and that’s great. At the end of the day, though, the song is called Passionate Kisses.

But here we are. Cover Lay Down has this month introduced me to a man named Shakey Graves. His birth name is apparently Alejandro Rose-Garcia, but as far as I’m concerned, to be so young and sound so old gives him the right to the Graves name. The songs Covers Lay Down gives us are Graves’ covers of Lucinda’s Kisses and Bruce’s I’m on Fire. Both come in manners I never would have expected — and I’ve heard just about every Springsteen cover album there is. Listen for yourself below. Then click to the Lucinda.

“Is it too much to demand / I want a full house and a rock and roll band / Pens that won’t run out of ink / And cool quiet and time to think / Oh…”

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