Ohio-bred guitarist and songwriter Greg Dulli has had a long and successful career in the alt-rock scene, from his days founding the now-reunited Afghan Whigs to his work with The Twilight Singers and a string of solo releases, Dulli has been around the block.
Now he will go around the world as a part of a career-encompassing tour of Europe and North America. Today Dulli announced the specific dates and teamed up with longtime singer-songwriter and icon Ani DiFranco to give fans a taste of what to expect come tour time, with a cover of Sharon Van Etten’s 2010 song, “A Crime.”
While Van Etten’s version plays like an intimate, acoustically driven ballad, Dulli and DiFranco give it a distinctive Afghan Whigs sound, choosing to ramp up the beat, driven by piano and drums, and take the track in a much fuller direction.
Greg Dulli will be stopping by First Unitarian Church with Derrick Brown on March 13; tickets and more info can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. You can check both the original and new cover version of Sharon Van Etten’s “A Crime” below.
Ani DiFranco, cover, First Unitarian Church, Greg Dulli, Sharon Van Etten, The Afghan Whigs, The Twilight Singers