Fiona Apple, Beck Record Sixties Covers for Cali Folk-Rock Tribute
Fiona Apple, Beck and several other musicians have recorded covers of songs by artists who emerged from Southern California’s fruitful Sixties rock scene for a tribute album, Echo in the Canyon. The LP’s smooth and loungey recording of Cat Power and Jakob Dylan dueting on the Turtles’ “You Showed Me,” written by the Byrds’ Roger McGuinn and Gene Clark, is streaming below.
The record, which also features recordings by Regina Spektor and former Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes singer Jade Castrinos, among others, includes songs by the Byrds, the Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, the Mamas and the Papas, the Association and Love. The album is set for release next spring.
In advance of the album’s release, the aforementioned musicians and others will participate in an Echo in the Canyon one-time-only concert at the Los Angeles venue the Orpheum on October 12th. Tickets will go on sale on October 2nd at 10 a.m. PST.
In other Apple news, the singer-songwriter has been busy performing with the folk supergroup Watkins Family Hour, singing a version of Ella Fitzgerald’s “When I Get Low I Get High” with the collective and previously recording the bluegrass standard “Banks of the Ohio.” She also sang in an all-star tribute to Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited with the Watkins Family Hour at Lincoln Center earlier this year, taking lead on “Tombstone Blues.”
Beck recently did his own superstar team-up, performing his single “Dreams” with Taylor Swift and St. Vincent at one of the 1989 singer’s recent concerts.