Dwight put his own bluegrass spin on Prince’s mega hit “Purple Rain” for his new album, Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…pre-order your copy today and get “These Arms” and “Guitars, Cadillacs” instantly!
Via Rolling Stone:
In April of this year, Dwight Yoakam and his band spent four days in a recording studio, working up 13 tracks for Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars…, his upcoming album featuring bluegrass renderings of some of the Kentucky native's best-known tunes. But on the third day, the album took an unexpected turn as Yoakam – and the rest of the world – learned of the death of music icon Prince. In a spontaneous expression of grief, Yoakam and his fellow musicians cut a grassy, upbeat version of "Purple Rain," replacing the blazing guitar work with fiddle, mandolin but retaining the same youthful spirit with which Prince had imbued the original.
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