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Covers of the Week: Many Takes on Johnny Cash

by Photo of Ross Bernhardt

Brandon Flowers w/Dawes, Father John Misty, Local Natives and… Russell Crowe?

Covers of the Week: Many Takes on Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash has a new, posthumous album out now called Out Among the Stars. The great La Blogotheque recruited some incredible musicians (Brandon Flowers of The Killers, Dawes, Father John Misty and Local Natives) to record Johnny Cash covers for an extended video. Everything was shot out in the desert at various times of the day, each with its own twist on Cash. The end result is a gorgeous filmed session of three beautiful covers.

That obviously is a planned tribute to Cash, since everyone opines about Cash and what kind of influence he had on their musical developments and what they liked about him (and because it says so in the title). The other cover doesn't seem as intentional. Russell Crowe stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote his new movie Noah. Crowe was in some bands during his early days back in Australia, and so he took the opportunity to jam out a cover of "Folsom Prison Blues" with Fallon and The Roots. Crowe doesn't have the nicest voice, but neither did Johnny Cash, and Fallons' exasperated harmonica solo makes up for a lot of potential shortcomings here. But it's still cool to see Russell Crowe of all people covering Johnny Cash.

Check out both clips below and to get Cash's new album, click here!

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