Chris Garneau’s promising debut record ends in tribute to the incomparable Elliott Smith, putting a classical spin on the troubled, Either/Or ballad “Between The Bars,” turning it into a slow, fragile piano waltz.
Nothing’s gonna hold up to Elliott, ever — but Chris’s vulnerable vocal and subtle rephrasing makes it worth a listen. Maybe you’ll like. Either way tell us your favorite Elliott cover, or if his songs should never be touched. If the latter, that’s just ’cause you haven’t heard KoRn’s version of “Angeles” yet.