by: Thomas D. Mooney
Every day for the entire month, we’ll be asking (and publishing) 31 musicians the same question. This month, the question is: You’re playing a show in which you’re covering an album from beginning to end. What record do you choose to interpret?
Day 7 for the Month of May is Kevin Galloway of Uncle Lucius.
For a complete list of other answers, find the main Month of May page here.
Uncle Lucius’ third and latest album And You Are Me was released in 2012. Their next Lubbock show will be at The Office on June 27. Like Uncle Lucius on Facebook here and follow them on Twitter here. Watch/Listen to “Keep The Wolves Away” below.
Why did you choose Red Headed Stranger by Willie Nelson?
It’s my favorite album of all time.
What song on the record would you feel most intimidated by or feel would be the most difficult to cover?
“Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.” It’s one everyone knows, a classic. It’s also tricky in context because it’s in 4/4 and most of the other tracks are in 3/4 time.
How many albums did you consider before choosing Red Headed Stranger?
Would You really try and stay true to the original or would you try and reinvent the songs?
We have actually performed this album a few times. We do not stray too far from the original, but there is room for interpretation. We have changed things up depending on guest musicians. There’s room for everyone to solo on some tunes.
What kind of venue or setting do you think would work best for the album?
From our experience, this performance works best in intimate listening rooms like The Saxon Pub in Austin or McGonigels Mucky Duck in Houston.