Photo by Matthieu Joubert
GA-20 have an upcoming 7" featuring their cover of Dolly Parton's iconic "Jolene," and for the B-side they chose to cover another country classic. Lee Hazelwood wrote "Still as the Night" and the song was popularized by Sanford Clark in 1958. GA-20's version features Andie Bell on vocals as a duet. Even though GA-20 are more known as a blues band, and this is more of a country song, the trio go in more of a vintage surf rock or 60's spy/noir sound than either of those genres. It's a surprisingly stripped down sound for the trio, as they normally play amped up dirty blues. As far as covers go, GA-20 once again nailed this one.
Guitarist Matt Stubbs says of his band's choice of covers:
"As much as we love traditional blues music, we also have a soft spot for traditional country and songs that tell a story. These are two great storytelling songs."
You can listen to GA-20's version of "Still as the Night" below. The "Jolene"/"Still as the Night" 7" is due out September 8 on Colemine Records/Karma Chief Records, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on GA-20, check out the band's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the song.