Bonny Light Horseman 'Clementine' - Elliott Smith Cover
The Elliott Smith self-titled reissue came out August 28th, 2020, and this entire year celebrates the 25th anniversary of this esteemed record. To share a new track from the cover series months after the release reminds us all how special this reissue really was. We've heard covers from Califone, Marisa Anderson, MAITA, Palehound, Shaylee, Prateek Kuhad, Portland Cello Project + Nafisaria Mathews, and now Bonny Light Horsemanwith their cover of 'Clementine.'
"Bonny Light Horseman is made up of 100% Elliott Smith mega-fans, so when our friend Rob from Kill Rock Stars asked us to do this it seemed pretty obvious. We each recorded our parts in three separate states but, like most of Elliott's songs, this tune has such intimacy and warmth that it felt like we were all in the same room on a rainy night. It felt right for this band because as Josh points out - it might be the only ES song that has elements of a traditional song - 'Oh my darlin' Clementine...' and it uses that great floppy open guitar tuning. Viva Elliott forever."