THAT’S how you cover a song…
With the recent news about Post Malone joining Billy Strings on stage in California for a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Cocaine Blues,” it got me thinking about the time Billy tipped the cap to Post Malone, himself.
When the pandemic hit in 2020, Billy Strings announced a series of virtual concerts, and rather than just picking from his living room like a lot of artists did, Billy threw some high-production concerts at well-known venues.
During this particular show, live from the Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville, Billy was joined by phenomenal mandolin player Sierra Hull for a phenomenal bluegrass cover of Post Malone’s “Circles.”
Yep, you heard the correctly… bluegrass Post Malone.
“We had a blast during the virtual tour. Thanks to all you folks that tuned in!
Here’s our version of Circles by Post Malone with a little help from our friend Sierra Hull.”
Billy and company put their own bluegrass flavor on it and completely made it their own. And naturally, threw in some killer solos on guitar, banjo and mandolin for good measure.
Sturgill Simpson Covers Post Malone’s “Sunflower”
Sturgill Simpson is another fan of Post Malone.
Back when Stu was running his Instagram to raise money with his hilarious Dick Daddy Survival School, he took a break to check out some Spider-Man, crack open a bottle of cabernet sauvignon, and re-work a cover of Post Malone’s “Sunflower” like you’ve never heard it before.
“Been watching Spider-Verse… 87 times. This one’s for Post Malone Spiderman. Ya’s can just deal with the vid quality… y’all spoiled.”
And as awesome as his Post cover was (love the tempo, seriously please record this), the fans gave him a ton of shit in the comments for the God-awful video quality.
“Did you record this with a brick? Lol.”
“Y’all leave Sturgill alone, he sounds great even if he did record this with a Palm Pre.”
“Cool song , potato quality tho.”
“You filmed this on some sorta hillbilly crank-start android?.”
“Did you record this on a Jitterbug?”
And then there was this guy:
“The video quality is on par with a Pam Anderson sex tape and I’m twice as hard as Tommy Lee in a body bag.”
Sturgill deleted his video from Instagram, but luckily , it’s still around…