Love vigilantes

Laura Cantrell

From her 2008 digital release Trains and boats and planes, the ever-wonderful Laura Cantrell’s version of the New Order song.  As is often – but not always – the case with the best cover versions, it’s a thorough inhabitation and re-creation, alighted upon by Laura no doubt because it happens to be one of Bernard’s more affecting efforts as a lyricist.

And here’s a great short essay in the ranting style that Laura wrote the same year about the dearth of female artists in the Country Music Hall of Fame, complete with songs by eight women currently excluded from the canon.


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