Thursday, October 20, 2022

Melissa Carper Covers Odetta

Photo by Lyza Renee

We're suckers for a good cover here at If It's Too Loud..., and we certainly aren't going to miss Melissa Carper covering the iconic Odetta. Carper takes on Odetta's 1970 song "Hit or Miss." It's a complete reimagining of the song, with Odetta's original being steeped more in blues and soul while Carper's version is more folk and country with the blues roots kept in. The cover version is a little more laid back, too. It's the kind of cover that has an artist making a song in their own style while keeping what's great about the original intact. Plus, if you're not familiar enough with Odetta, it's a great reminder to check out the legend's music.

You can listen to Melissa Carper's version of "Hit or Miss" below. Ramblin' Soul is due out November 18 on Thirty Tigers/Mae Music. The album can be pre-ordered here. For more on Melissa Carper, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the song.

11/9 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Red Dragon*
11/10 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Red Dragon*
11/11 - Taylor, TX @ Black Sparrow Music Parlor*
11/12 - Fischer, TX @ Devil’s Backbone Tavern*
11/13 - Galveston, TX @ Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe*
11/17 - Dallas, TX @ Poor David's Pub
11/18 - Little Rock, AR @  White Water Tavern
12/1 - San Antonio, TX @ The Lonesome Rose
12/2 - Austin, TX @ State Theatre 
12/3 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall 
12/4 - New Orleans, LA @ Cafe Istanbul
12/7 - Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
12/8 - Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic
12/9 - Nashville, TN @ Station Inn
12/10 - Knoxville, TN @ Boyd’s Jig & Reel
12/11 - Berea, KY @ Rebel Rebel Studio & Lounge
* w/ Kelly Willis & Brennen Leigh

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