The Lagniappe Sessions: Roadside Graves (Mickey Newbury)

Lagniappe (la ·gniappe) noun ‘lan-ˌyap,' - 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus.

Welcome to the second installment of the Lagniappe Sessions in which we invite some of our favorite artists to cut exclusive covers paying tribute to some of their favorite artists. This week's entry with Roadside Graves is especially fortuitous as it finds the band covering one of their heroes, Mickey Newbury, whose material just recently received a long overdue vinyl reissue via Drag City Records. The influence of, and deference to Newbury’s songwriting is peppered throughout the Graves' catalog, none more so than their new full-length We Can Take Care of Ourselves.

Session notes and details after the jump from the Graves' John Gleason and Jeremy Benson, and if you're in the NYC area look for upcoming Benson solo dates.

MP3: Roadside Graves :: Saint Cecilia (Mickey Newbury)
MP3: Roadside Graves :: People Are Talking (Mickey Newbury)
MP3: Roadside Graves :: Why You Been Gone So Long (Mickey Newbury)
MP3: Roadside Graves :: Interlude (Mickey Newbury)

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