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We're always up for a Tom Petty cover here at If It's Too Loud..., and the most recent is from Toronto's The Slocan Ramblers. They take on "A Mind With a Heart of It's Own" from 1989's immortal Full Moon Fever. It's a perfectly faithful take on the original, except for the fact that The Slocan Ramblers are a bluegrass band. But if Tom Petty was a modern bluegrass artist, this is what "A Mind With a Heart of It's Own" would sound like. This isn't an old timey sounding bluegrass song, it's bluegrass with a rock edge complete with gang vocals on the chorus. It's a great tribute to an artist with Americana roots who we lost far too soon.
You can watch the video for The Slocan Ramblers version of "A Mind With a Heart of It's Own" below. Up the Hill and Through the Fog is due out June 10 and can be pre-ordered here. For more on The Slocan Ramblers, check out the band's website.