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Perhaps it’s the pedal steel?

Sometimes Scary Pockets cover songs I know well and, as with this example, they sometimes pick ones that pretty much passed me by:

In this case, I’d heard the song before but I couldn’t have begun humming it. As with most of the Scary Pockets output though, this one gets me tapping my feet.

What’s the magic? On this one, the addition of a pedal steel guitar is an unexpected delight, in the sense of being something delightful they haven’t used before rather than something I hadn’t expected to be delightful! However, I think it is really about good musicians taking the songs and making them their own.

New and old, mixed up with joy. I guess that makes this a Christmas-themed post!

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