As I'm sure you are all aware, the two things we love the most here at If It's Too Loud... are covers and free music. This week, Red Line Roots announced the third volume in their Locals Covering Locals series, which features roots artist in the northeast covering other artists from the northeast. Unlike Locals Covering Locals Volume 2, I am completely unfamiliar with all of the performing artists and have only slightly heard of some of the covered artists on Locals Covering Locals Volume 3. Nothing immediately jumped out at me like Sarah Borges covering The Lemonheads, but that can lead to some great discoveries.
The Meadows Brothers version of Eric Lichter's "Typical" reminds me of a more energetic version of The Milk Carton Kids. Molly Pinto Madigan covers "Oh My Darlin," originally by Mark Kilianski, and if you're a Mary Lou Lord fan, you need to check her out. Seriously. Lula Wiles rendition of "Song for Alice" sounds like it should have come from much farther south than New England.
Locals Covering Locals Volume 3 is available for free now on Red Line Roots' Bandcamp. It might just be the perfect way to discover your new favorite local Americana artist.