“Hallelujah” by Erika Ryann
I love Erika Ryann so goddamned much.
She is currently recording a solo LP, a covers LP and an EP of Deer Tick covers (as Erika Ryann Deermak). Here is the next cover to emerge, based on the version by Jeff Buckley (in turn, influenced by John Cale’s arrangement):
Halleluja - Erika Ryann (original by Leonard Cohen)
Not perfect, very lo-fi - but that’s kind of why I like it
(Then go back and listen to that cover of Eli The Barrow Boy again)
Eli the Barrow Boy
I’ve never reblogged anything, but had to make an exception to share this with everyone. My love, my muse, my dear Erika Ryann recorded this cover last night and played it for me when I got home from work. I’m still in shock. If you like it, follow her (please?).
Eli the Barrow Boy - Erika Ryann
(original by the Decemberists)
About an hour ago I was bored, waiting for my love to come home, anxious in our dark apartment listening to my Libyan neighbors bicker outside (or maybe it was a friendly conversation - I really couldn’t say). The thought crossed my mind that I hadn’t picked up my guitar in a while.
It has also been a while since I paid any attention to the Decemberists and on a walk the other night I decided I’d like to record my own, homemade version of this song (Eli the Barrow Boy). So I did. Within about an hour. Tonight.
here it is.
- Erika Ryann