It’s time to take a quick break from your month-long binge of Jason Manns’ Christmas With Friends, because something new has just arrived — Covers With Friends: Quarantunes!
This has certainly been a strange and difficult year, and through it all many of us have found ourselves missing the live music we’ve grown so used to from a particularly talented bunch of people that usually appear at places like Creation Entertainment’s Salute to Supernatural conventions, Rockwood Music Festival, Jus In Bello Con, and other various conventions and concerts. And so began the year of things like virtual concerts in the interim. For example … ever the dedicated musician, Manns has been staying connected with fans with weekly StageIt “Quarantune” shows — today’s performance will be Quarantune Tuesday number 41!
Manns has taken that same moniker and applied it to his newest album, Covers With Friends: Quarantunes, which has been in the works for quite some time now. This marks Mann’s fourth collaboration album with friends, and it’s made up of a selection of cover songs from a variety of artists over multiple decades. Though the finished product ended up being slightly different than the original plans — due to things like COVID-related travel restrictions, shutdowns, and other projects — it’s a masterpiece nonetheless (as to be expected from this group of musicians).
In addition to Manns, this latest album features the musical talents of artists such as Rob Benedict, Michael Rosenbaum, Emma Fitzpatrick, Tyler James, Paul Carella, Richard Speight, Jr., Billy Moran, and Adam Rose. Check out the track list below.
- “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC
- “Wild World” by Cat Stevens
- “Fall to Pieces” by Patsy Cline
- “King of the Road” by Roger Miller
- “Amie” by Pure Prairie League
- “Cry to Me” by Solomon Burke
- “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon
- “Gavin’s Song” by Marc Broussard
- “Rivers and Roads” by The Head and the Heart
For Kickstarter backers that purchased a physical copy of the album, Manns has noted that those can be expected sometime in January.