It's been a couple of years since we've brought you any new music from MA's own Jake McKelvie & the Countertops. To celebrate the New Year, the band have released a cover of Johnny Cash's classic "'Cause I Love You" as a free download. It's a completely faithful cover of the original, although it is a little more modern folk than classic country. It's a gorgeous, straightforward indie folk song that keeps the fun of a cover song alive while being reverent of the original. This has us really looking forward to what Jake McKelvie and the Countertops may have in store for 2020!
You can listen to Jake McKelvie and the Countertops's take on "'Cause I Love You" below. It is available for free now via Bandcamp. For more on Jake McKelvie and the Countertops, check out their website. They're playing Sunday January 5 at O'Briens' Pub in Allston, MA.