The Big Country – Americana Talking Heads Covers [VIDEO]

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Great music appears to transcend genre. Talking Heads might have been rooted in the 70’s New York Punk Rock movement but it was quickly apparent Byrne and Co. where a different animal altogether.

Art rock, pop, Afrobeat influences elevated their music far above many of their peers leading to many influential classics in spite of a lack of few actual “hits.”

Here are a few clips of roots performers reinterpreting and paying tribute to The Talking Heads.

Shawn Colvin – “This Must Be the Place (Na├»ve Melody)”

Bonnie Raitt – Burning Down The House

Greensky Bluegrass -“Road To Nowhere”

The Lumineers – ‘This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)’

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – “Psycho Killer”

Josh Ritter – Harrisburg/Once in a Lifetime

Yonder Mountain String Band – “GirlFriend is Better”

David Byrne & Richard Thompson – “The Big Country”

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