Be Yourself: A Tribute To Graham Nash’s Songs For Beginners
April 26, 2010
Written by Ben Van Houten
Grass Roots Record Co. and (((folkYEAH!))) have gathered an amazing collection of indie luminaries for Be Yourself: A Tribute To Graham Nash’s Songs For Beginners, out May 25th on CD and limited edition LP. Songs for Beginners was Nash’s first solo album, originally released in 1971 during a break for CSN, and spawning the Top 40 hit “Chicago,” which became a CSN staple.
Artists reinterpreting songs on Be Yourself include Bonnie â€˜Princeâ€™ Billy, Robin Pecknold (of Fleet Foxes), Brendan Benson, Vetiver, Alela Diane, Sleepy Sun, Mariee Sioux & Greg Weeks (from Espers), Port O’Brien with Papercuts, The Moore Brothers and Graham Nashâ€™s daughter, Nile Nash.
That’s a pretty amazing collection of folks as it stands, but the LP will also be accompanied by a 7″ of additional covers from Tyson Vogel (of Two Gallants), Johnathan Rice, Jonathan Wilson, Bart Davenport and Citay. Pre-orders are available now.