NEWS : MON, MAR 20, 2023 at 7:00 AM

Shannon Lay Shares Beguiling Cover Of Nick Drake’s “From The Morning”

On April 14th, 2023, Shannon Lay will release the nine-song Covers Vol. 1 worldwide on all DSPs through Sub Pop. Following the release of Lay’s version of “Angeles,” by Elliott Smith, comes her beguiling cover of the famed Nick Drake song, “From The Morning.”

Lay shares this about the song: “When I decided to do a covers record, I knew I had to pay tribute to Nick Drake. Pink Moon is one of those records I never get tired of listening to.  I chose two songs from it, “From the Morning” and “Horn.” The combo felt really nice, and doing a little John Fahey treatment on “Horn” ended up bringing it into this lovely realm of goodness.  Nick Drake left this earth far too soon, but he lives on in his amazing songs.  I hope somewhere, somehow, he knows how influential he is.  Anytime, any mood, Nick Drake always hits just right. “
 You can listen to “From The Morning” HERE.
Starting today, Lay will embark on an 8-date run opening for Whitney in Denver, CO, with additional shows in Salt Lake City, Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco, ending on March 30th in her home city of Los Angeles. She will head overseas in April, playing headline shows in France, Manchester, Bristol, and London with performances at Sound & Vision Festival in Cambridge, UK, and Roots of Heaven Festival in Haarlem, NL. See below for a full list of dates.

Mon. Mar. 20 - Denver, CO - - Bluebird Theatre ^
Tue. Mar. 21 - Fort Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre ^
Wed. Mar. 22 - Salt Lake City, UT - Soundwell ^
Sat. Mar. 25 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile ^
Sun. Mar. 26 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater ^
Mon. Mar. 28 -San Francisco, CA -  The Chapel ^
Tue. Mar. 29 - Menlo Park, CA - Guild Theater ^
Wed. Mar. 30 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent ^
Sat. Apr. 15 - Toulon, FR - Faveurs de Printemps
Tue. Apr. 18 - Manchester, UK - Gullivers
Wed. Apr. 19 - Bristol, UK - The Cube
Thu. Apr. 20 - London, UK - Kings Place
Fri. Apr. 21 - Cambridge, UK - Sound & Vision Festival
 Sun. Apr. 23 - Haarlem, NL - Roots of Heaven Festival
Wed. Apr. 26 - Dublin, IE - Cobblestone
^ w/ Whitney

Shannon Lay
Covers Vol. 1

1. Angeles (Elliott Smith)
2. From the Morning (Nick Drake)
3. Blues Run the Game (Jackson C. Frank)
4. Close My Eyes (Arthur Russell)
5. The Keepers (Ty Segall)
6. I Lost Something in the Hills (Sibylle Baier)
7. Glow Worms (Vashti Bunyan)
8. I’m Set Free (The Velvet Underground)
9. I Am Slow (OCS)

Posted by Abbie Gobeli