Video — February 15, 2020 at 3:30 pm

Watch: Chris Thile and Sarah Jarosz perform The Chameleons’ ‘Seriocity’ on ‘Live From Here’

An unexpected cover can be a real delight for music fans, and as a regular Slicing Up Eyeballs reader points out, this one’s really out-of-the-blue: Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile and singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz performing The Chameleons’ “Seriocity” last weekend on “Live From Here,” the Thile-hosted rebrand of public radio mainstay “A Prairie Home Companion.”

Check out the performance below — which is not as bluegrassy as one might fear — and hear the original recording, an album cut off Mark Burgess and Co.’s 1986 album Strange Times.

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. They do interesting covers all the time…from Cant Be Sure by the Sundays to Teardrop by Massive Attack.

  2. No need to ever fear his band being too blue-grassy – they are virtuoso players and Thile obviously has an encyclopedic knowledge of so many genres of music. I’m going to have to track down that Sundays cover… no 80s covers this week, but he did play Icky Thump and a deep Grizzly Bear cut.

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