Andrew Lipke, Nicole Reynolds, The Bailey Hounds, Levee Drivers and nine other Philly bands have covered Bob Dylan songs on a new compilation called Dylan 70: Philadelphia Pays Tribute To A Legend. The album is a celebration of Dylan’s 70th birthday. Download the album here. Below, listen to Andrew Lipke’s cover of “Just Like A Woman,” “North Country Girl” by Nicole Reynolds and “All I Really Wanna Do” by Anna Christie (of Sisters 3).
The Key Studio Video Sessions return this Wednesday with a video of Black Landlord. Every Wednesday we offer a free Key Studio Session download with a local band, however once a month we’ve begun releasing a video session with a local band. The live concert footage was recorded at our very first Key Studio Sessions Live concert with Work Drugs, Hezekiah Jones with Andrew Lipke and the Landlord. We’ll also have free downloads of the songs from Black Landlord’s live set from The Key Studio Sessions Live at World Cafe Live. In case you missed the first two Key Studio Video Sessions, watch the videos with Sisters 3 and Blayer PointduJour and The Rockers Galore below.
Want to hear more? Click here to listen to the full sessions by all 17 local acts. You can also download the previous edition The Key Studio Sessions Compilation, Volume 1, in its entirety as a .zip file here.
For our inaugural Key Studio Video Session, we profiled longtime XPN favorites Sisters 3. The Sadler siblings—Annachristie, Beatrice and Cassandra—are known largely for their collaborative work among the Philadelphia folk community, backing up Hoots And Hellmouth, Hezekiah Jones, and more with their three-part harmonies. But their second full-length album, Coruscate At The Meadow Gate, showcases a range stretching from driving indie-rock to pure pop. Above, you can stream the video; below, download the full performance, recorded with the tight rhythm section of Todd Erk on bass and Mike Bardzik (formerly of Philly punks The Boils) on drums.
Earlier this week, the country/folk trio Sisters 3 dropped by the XPN studios to record a Key Studio Session. In addition to the audio, we were able to shoot a few photos and videos of the session. As a preview, you can check out the photos below; the audio and video will be posted in a few weeks.