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My Dream of Forming a Punk Rock Amy Grant Cover Band May Be A Reality Soon


Those of you who have known me for a long time know what high regard I keep Amy Grant in as a songwriter. I understand the irony of this on every level, but she has written a ton of great pop songs. Ever since the 90's I've wanted to do punk rock covers of some of her non-secular crossover tracks. I'd forgotten all about this idea until the other day when I sort of needed to form a band to play a party and wasn't in love with any of the ideas I was having. I looked over at my bookshelf and saw the "Heart In Motion" songbook and remembered this idea.

I've recorded this cover of "Baby Baby" as a proof of concept to see if the idea could work, and I'm reasonably certain it can. I've discovered I'm fairly uncomfortable singing a lot of the lyrics, and I'm sure that comes across somehow. In other words that's right where I should be, doing something different that makes me a little uncomfortable.

I don't want to ruin anything one way or another but for those of you who read this blog I'm sure you'll be able to figure out how to see that band if and when it happens.

Check out the song here :

https://tinyurl.com/yxn5u95h


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