Music Monday May 22: Cover songs – Shine

There is a radio show on CBC here in Canada that occasionally does a feature called SYNTH: Songs You Need To Hear.

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Now, I can’t say to someone, “You’ll like this song” (or book for that matter) because I can’t presume that others will share my taste in music (or books), so it is safer to say, “You might like this” and if they don’t like it, so be it. Maybe you will find a new favorite.

1993. Where was I? Ahh, university. Getting my music degree. Being part of the weird ones on campus who blast Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Carl Orff’s Carima Burana, and yeah, bands like Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and this one:

I am so surprised that I had never heard this cover until recently, seeing that I think Dolly is one of the gems of country music and backed in this song by another of my favorites, Nickel Creek.

Which one is better? No contest.



Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

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I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

2 thoughts on “Music Monday May 22: Cover songs – Shine

  1. A great song, and I like both versions. Dolly won a Grammy for hers. That’s an augmented Nickel Creek: Jerry Douglas on dobro helping out plus someone I don’t recognise! A band I love.

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