A little over a year ago, I took a chance on a new band. Drove to see them, actually, after only hearing one song recorded live. Trip well worth it – Son of a Bad Man (at the time called Shawn Fisher & the Jukebox Gypsies) rocked my socks off that night, and I’ve been a giant fan ever since.
I’ve seen them a handful of time lives since last February, and the guys have impressed me every time – musically and as people. They even let me share an unreleased song of theirs on my latest Krissie Mix.
So when they sent out a note recently saying they’d started a Kickstarter Project to help fund their new album, I was in…hook, line and sinker. There are a million bands and artists asking for fans dollars these days. Being a musician is not a financially easy road for most – it’s a pursuit of a passion for the majority. That, in my mind, makes it even more worth supporting. Chasing what you love is always admirable.
As a thank you to fans for their donations to the project, the boys recorded a video of them covering of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” Adele’s version is amazing and simply can’t be outdone…but damned if the Son of a Bad Man boys don’t give it a darn good try. I love it when a band can take a song that’s not theirs, hold true to the integrity of the song and still make it sound uniquely their own!
Get to know this band. Spread this video around. Buy their music. If you’ve got an extra $5 or $10 bucks and want to feel like you’re contributing to someone’s dream, drop a dime on their new record fund. And for goodness sake, go see them live so you develop your own Son of a Bad Man crush!