First things first folks... you need to know that your Glam mistress is a big fan of Bluegrass. In fact, I consider Alison Krauss + Union Station one of my favorite bands. I saw AK + US last summer (third row!) and it was by far one of the single best concerts I've ever attended.
Imagine my surprise when I hopped in the car to go to Lowes yesterday. The Charm City Devils come on... covering "Man of Constant Sorrow." The song was first published in a Richard Burnett songbook all the way back in 1913.
The song has been covered by many artists including Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart and the Soggy Bottom Boys. (That's the fictional band in the film O Brother Where Art Thou?) Anyway, "Man of Constant Sorrow" is a huge song in the folk/bluegrass canon and I couldn't believe that I was hearing a Glam band covering the tune. Even more surprising is that the Charm City Devils made the cover work. I love the risk this represents! You can buy the Charm City Devils cover on iTunes. The song will be on the upcoming Charm City Devils album SINS.