Chuck Mead’s ‘Girl on the Billboard’ is your Folk Alliance International Song of the Day
The International Folk Alliance Conference & Winter Music Camp comes to KC February 19-23. To get you geared up for the folk blowout, every day we’re posting a song we like by one of the event’s showcase artists.
Chuck Mead is a Lawrence native, but he’s been living the country life in Nashville since 1994. There, he co-founded the alt-country band BR549. At a time when Shania Twain was considered country’s Queen Bee, Mead was leading a revival of the good old stuff in Music City. In 2009, Mead released his debut solo record, Journeyman’s Wager. His second offering, 2012’s Back at the Quonset Hut, is a tribute album to end all tributes. Recorded at Nashville’s famed Quonset Hut – where legends like Patsy Cline, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and so many more once created hits – Mead’s Quonset Hut is a 12-track collection of reimagined classics.
His cover of Del Reeves’ “Girl on the Billboard” is an especially delightful turn:
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#23: John Fullbright’s “Gawd Above”
#22: Grant Lee Phillips’ “Walking in the Green Corn”
#21: The Carper Family’s “Foolish Ramblin’ Man”
#20: The Black Lillies’ “The Fall”
#19: Ganstagrass’ “Long Hard Times to Come”