Esther Rose – “Blue On Blue” (Nick Lowe Cover)
New Orleans indie-country upstart Esther Rose recently released a cover of Sheryl Crow’s “My Favorite Mistake.” Turns out that song is part of a new covers EP called My Favorite Mistakes, which also includes Rose’s takes on tracks by Nick Lowe, Roy Orbison, and Hank Williams.
Today, along with details on the EP, we get to hear Rose’s run through “Blue On Blue,” an extremely recent Lowe track from the English power-pop and New Wave legend’s 2019 Love Starvation / Trombone EP. The original recording already erred on Lowe’s rootsy side, but Rose ups the country ante by backing her windswept vocals with some tasteful pedal steel and fiddle.
Hear both versions of “Blue On Blue” below.
01 “My Favorite Mistake” (Sheryl Crow Cover)
02 “Blue On Blue” (Nick Lowe Cover)
03 “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)” (Hank Williams Cover)
04 “Blue Bayou” (Roy Orbison Cover)
My Favorite Mistakes is out 5/29 on Father/Daughter. Pre-order it here.