Photo by Alyssa Gafkjen
New blog favorite Sierra Ferrell continues embarrassing me with her greater knowledge of classic country than I have. Her latest is a cover of The Stanley Brother's "I Just Think I'll Go Away." The original is a classic honky tonk crooner along the lines of Hank Williams, just with more banjo. Ferrell's version keeps the classic country vibe, but adds a lot more modern soul in. I mean, a lot more. The cover adds some Drive-By Truckers style keys and Ferrell is absolutely belting the song out at her very best Janis Joplin level. If you've been on the fence with joining us on the Sierra Ferrell bandwagon, we'll scootch over some because you're gonna want on after this one.
You can watch the video for Sierra Ferrell's cover of "I Just Think I'll Go Away" below. Sierra Ferrell's album is scheduled for release this summer on Rounder Records. For more on Sierra Ferrell, check out the artist's website.