Colvin & Earle: “Ruby Tuesday”

A lot of folks are excited about the forthcoming album from Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle that is produced by Buddy Miller. The teaming of three of my favorite artists should make for some great music, hopefully. From a project with three outstanding songwriters, it is interesting that the album includes four cover songs, including a cover of The Rolling Stones’s classic “Ruby Tuesday.”

In a recent interview, Earle noted that he brought “Ruby Tuesday” to Colvin, and the two had sung it previously on tour. He explained that although the song is so well known, their version is new: “it has a reason to exist is because we sing in harmony all the way through it.”

On the song on the album, Colvin plays the guitar while Earle plays an octave mandolin. As he explains, “I get to be Mick and Keith. I sing the melody on the verses and Keith’s part on the choruses and I get to be Brian Jones because I’m playing the weird instrument.”

Below is a live performance of Colvin & Earle singing “Ruby Tuesday” live from earlier this year. Check it out.

The album Colvin & Earle will hit stores and the Internet on June 10, 2016.

What do you think of the “Ruby Tuesday” cover by Colvin & Earle? Leave your two cents in the comments.

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