By submitting your answer, you are not being added to any mailing list. Your information is kept private and never shared with anyone.And tune in to the July edition of Trail Mix, which will feature Love Canon’s take on Mr. Mister’s “Kyrie,” along with brand new tunes from Arthur Buck, JOHNNYSWIM with Drew Holcomb, Hot Buttered Rum, Kinky Friedman, Israel Nash, and many more. I graduated from high school in 1990, so I am most definitely a child of the 1980s.My adolescence, complete with four years of high school in West Germany, included a steady diet of eighties pop hits and new wave music. My favorite bands, to this day, include The Smiths, Cure, and Depeche Mode, and I can still sing along to pretty much everything else you would have heard on the earliest days of MTV.Charlottesville’s Love Canon has taken the collective love shared by me and so many for eighties tunes to another level, remaking these monster hits on acoustic instruments.Next month, Love Canon will be releasing Cover Story, which includes renditions of tunes from Howard Jones, Billy Joel, REM, Mr. Mister, and Depeche Mode, among others. This new record follows the band’s first three Greatest Hits releases, which includes tune from Toto, Don Henley, J. Geils Band, The Police, and so many more.Love Canon is leading an eighties acoustic revival.But make no mistake. Love Canon is most definitely not a tribute band. This is not kitsch or schtick. These guys are bad ass pickers, with as much (if not more) prowess on their instruments as the bluegrass bands out there tackling more traditional Bill Monroe or Stanley Brothers standards. These guys prove their brilliance in their interpretations of these songs and the attention to detail and the work on Cover Story is simply genius.And as if the collective talents of Love Canon’s five members wasn’t enough, Cover Story has a rad list of guest artists, too. Dobro maestro Jerry Douglas, fiddling wizards Mike Barnett, Michael Cleveland, and Alex Hargreaves, vocalist Aoife O’Donovan, Soulive’s Eric Krasno, and acoustic genius Keller Williams all contribute to the remakes of these eighties classics.I chatted with Love Canon’s singer/guitarist Jesse Harper about taking 80s hits and working them up on acoustic instruments, 80s fashion, and the ultimate 80s singer sit in.BRO – How challenging is to take these songs and work them up on acoustic instruments?JH – It’s quite involved. We spend hours transcribing them and then working on which parts fit on which instruments. That said, it’s so much fun that it doesn’t feel like work.BRO – How does the range of the songs you pick to record and play challenge you as a vocalist?JH – The eighties are defined by dudes who could sing in the stratosphere. I don’t have that range, so we have had to move things down a few keys here and there in order to accommodate my vocal limitations. But I’m trying. I continue to be amazed at the talent of all of these groups we cover vocally and musically.BRO – Your own favorite 80s tune?JH – Ah, a tough one. I have so many. “Rosanna,” by Toto, is definitely on the list, and “Kyrie” by Mr. Mister.BRO – If you could get one singer from one of these tunes to sit in with the band, who would it be?JH – Paul Young? Or Sting.BRO – 80s fashion that you’d like to see make a comeback?JH – 80s fashion! It’s already back! I love Vans. And we aren’t sponsored or anything. Just so comfy and cool looking.Love Canon is in the midst of a run of show celebrating the release of Cover Story. Trail Mix wants to get you in to the performance space at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Virginia, on Tuesday, July 3rd to catch a bit of that 80s nostalgia.Take a shot at the trivia question down below for a chance at two passes to the show! A winner will be chosen from all of the correct responses received by Noon on Tuesday, July 3.Good luck!Trivia Question . . . . Brit singer Paul Young, mentioned by Jesse up above, turned what tune penned by Daryl Hall into a chart-topping international hit in 1985?
More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoTravellers are happy to pay up for fancy homes on the Airbnb platform.According to its realestate .com.au listing, the home can earn “a projected annual income of $150,000” from its popularity on the home-renting platform. According to selling agent Kylie Loof, from LJ Hooker Redcliffe, the previous owner decided to put the home on the website and bookings came flying in.“She just thought she would try it out and then they were booked out for the rest of the year,” Ms Loof said. The previous owners quickly had the home booked out for the year.The home sold recently for a cool $1.5 million, which was the highest residential sale across the Redcliffe area for the week.“It was one of the bigger homes. This is seven bedrooms, most of them are about four bedrooms,” Ms Loof said.It has its own pontoon and easy access to the bay. Ms Loof said canal properties were popular with boat owners because of the money they could save on mooring fees, which can be several thousands of dollars each year. The owners of this Newport home made a killing just by listing it on Airbnb.A Newport home is not only eye-catching, it can also earn six figures a year.The recently sold seven-bedroom home at 14 Constance Court was marketed for the dollars it can fetch from cashed-up travellers on Airbnb.
Indianapolis, In.— Citizens can register to vote online by texting ‘Indiana’ to 2VOTE (28683), or by visiting IndianaVoters.com, and can submit an application to register in person at their local county clerk’s office.The Indiana Voters app also allows Hoosiers to confirm their voter registration, look up their polling place, get driving directions to their polling location, find out who’s on their ballot, track their absentee ballot application or provisional ballot information and contact local election officials.In order to be eligible to register to vote, you must:be a citizen of the United States,be at least 18 years old by Election Day,have lived in your precinct for at least 30 days before the election; andnot currently be imprisoned after being convicted of a crime.“I encourage all Hoosiers to make it to the polls this November,” said Secretary Lawson. “Voting is a precious right for Americans – it’s how you can ensure your voice is heard in government. Registering only takes a few minutes and can be done online at any time.”Voters with questions can call the Hoosier Voter Hotline at 866-IN-1-VOTE.