Fancey to Release ‘County Fair’ Country Covers Collection
New Pornographers guitarist Todd Fancey will release a digital-only collection of country-pop covers from the '60s and '70s under his solo monicker Fancey. Due on Jan. 26, County Fair is Fancey's follow-up to Love Mirage, last year's tribute to the sounds of '70s AM pop.
"I've been singing and strumming most of these songs on acoustic guitar for awhile," he says in a press release. "I love old '60s and '70s country music with lots of pedal steel guitar, so I wanted to record an album of songs that for the most part were obscure, and I wanted to record them in a traditional country and western style. Luckily a good friend of mine, Paul Rigby (who has been playing with Neko Case for years), was around to play pedal steel and banjo on the songs."
You can check out "Amarillo by Morning," a Terry Stafford composition that was a major hit for George Strait, below. While Fancey further establishes his country credentials with Charley Pride's "Is Anybody Going to San Antone?," he also branches out with Buffalo Springfield's "Flying on the Ground Is Wrong," the Dean Martin/Ricky Nelson duet "My Rifle, My Pony and Me," Gordon Lightfoot's "Early Morning Rain" (which Elvis Presley recorded) and a pair of songs by the Brady Bunch ("Come Run With Me," "Merry Go Round").
Fancey, 'County Fair' Track Listing
1. "Amarillo by Morning"
2. Carolina Caroline"
3. "Come Run With Me"
4. "Early Morning Rain"
5. "Flying on the Ground Is Wrong"
6. 'Merry Go Round"
7. "My Rifle, My Pony and Me"
8. "Peter and Lou"
9. "Is Anybody Going to San Antone?"
Listen to "Amarillo by Morning" by Fancey