Friday, June 30, 2023

Folk Uke Cover Tom Petty

Photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie first met at a bar in San Diego back in 1996 and have been making music as Folk Uke since. For the 4th of July, the duo have recorded an acoustic cover of Tom Petty's iconic "American Girl." It's a very stripped down take on the classic arena rocker, but it still feels fully fleshed out and lush. That's mostly due to Nelson and Guthrie's harmonies. After nearly thirty years, the two have perfected merging their vocals into a stunning combination. This is a really fun cover that is ideal for the upcoming (kind of) holiday weekend.

You can listen to Folk Uke's version of "American Girl" below. The single will officially be out on streaming services on July 4th, but you can pre-save it here. For more on Folk Uke, check out the artist's website.

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