A note came across the transom the other day from Noah Adams, leader of the band Dirty Bourbon River Show, with a link to its take on “SJI,” and an invitation to give a listen to some “young punks tackling an OG masterpiece.”
How could I resist? You can listen yourself as well, via this thingy:
It’s a sweet but gritty version, with vocals that start smooth and quiet but pick up on the snarl and growl as they move along. The instrumentation is spare, but the players are effective. A nice arrangement, heartfelt. The song is here; the album, Volume 1, is here. Learn more about the band — described as “a gypsy folk circus rock band from New Orleans” — here.