Food for Thought #4 - Is It Possible to Ruin a Song?

This week's Food For Thought episode was inspired by Punch Brothers' new cover of Tony Rice's 'Church St Blues' (well, their cover of Tony's cover of Norman Blake's original!)As always with Punch Brothers and Chris Thile, opinions have been divided. Some people really take offence at a song they love being covered in a way they don't like. So I started thinking about covers in general and, in particular, the idea of whether it's actually possible to ruin a song.Have a listen and see what my take is. Then head over to Bluegrass Jamalong's Instagram or Facebook and tell me what you think!Happy picking.

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The podcast for anyone and everyone who plays bluegrass. Every week we feature a different fiddle tune and give you three brand new backing tracks: Backup 4 times through (you play the tune or improvise breaks), Tune 4 times through (you play backup) and ‘Jam Along’ (4 complete run throughs, alternating backup and tune). They work with any instrument - guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, bass, banjo…even if you’re a bluegrass cellist (I have actually met one!). For more info and chord charts, visit https://bluegrassjamalong.com. Hope you find these tracks useful (and thanks for listening!) - Matt