“Back on the Train” (Phish Cover)

Originally posted 2009-12-18 06:39:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jeremy Hammond:

My acoustic cover of “Back on the Train” by Phish, from the Farmhouse album. I intend to go back and overlay another track for the solos, but here’s the “single take” version with just rhythm and vocals.


For Jeremy’s third Guest Session contribution, he has brought yet another new band to the Laptop Sessions cover song music video blog.  Somehow, Phish have slipped by these past couple years without ever being acknowledged by the Laptop Sessions crew.

No longer!

As per usual, this is a great video of an upbeat performance — Jeremy’s vocals are beautifully authentic to Trey Anastasio’s original lead.  And, of course, the chords sound quirky and, again, perfectly authentic to the Farmhouse track.  Farmhouse was their final record before they announced a hiatus, even if they have gone on to release new discs at a steady pace since then, including this year’s most recent Phish album, Joy.

“My Heart” (Paramore Cover)

Originally posted 2009-01-30 22:59:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Hello and welcome to an all-new installment in the Guest Sessions!  This week’s featured song is a cover version of “My Heart” by the band Paramore.  This is a new song AND a new band to the site, so we hope you’ll enjoy it.  Although it’s been on YouTube for a while, it was just submitted to the Guest Sessions and stands out from the other submissions for being from a new band, not to mention being sung by a female.

Here’s what Clarence had to say about the video:

This is me and my friend Alisa performing at our school’s “coffee house” a year ago.

We hope you enjoy this new installment and hurry back next week for an all-new week of original Laptop Sessions posts by Chris, Jim, and Jeff!

“Mexican Hat Dance” (Traditional cover)

Originally posted 2010-04-16 12:30:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Jeremy Hammond:

I was just playing around and worked out a fun little arrangement for this traditional song that everyone will recognize.


I couldn’t resist picking this as our Guest Sessions featured video of the week.  It’s a fun little song, and a fun little performance by one of our favorite contributors to the site.

We may know this popularly as the “Mexican Hat Dance,” but it is more formally known as “Jarabe tapatio.”  It was first compiled in Guadalajaran music professor Jesus Gonzalez Rubio as a medley of Mexican folk music.  It has since been honored by many as the national dance of Mexico.

This is your Guest Session electric cover song instrumental video.  We hope you’ll enjoy it and hurry back next week for another great contribution!

“Sunday Morning” (Maroon 5 Cover)

Originally posted 2010-06-04 12:30:23. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

By Dave Patten:

Acoustic cover of “Sunday Morning” played outside on a porch filmed in HD.  Follow Dave’s musical career (he’s hit #1 on MTV.com): http://www.davepatten.typepad.com/


For the second Guest Session in a row, we’re happy to introduce a new performer to the blog: Dave Patten.

His song today is a cover of “Sunday Morning” from Maroon 5’s 2002 debut release Songs About Jane.  This is a band that has yet to be seen on the blog, so it’s always good to include new selections like this.

Dave’s video may be a bit more meticulously filmed than our average session, but it is a live acoustic performance, and so it meets the core Laptop Sessions format requirements. We hope that this production only serves to add to your enjoyment of his take on this hit song.

Hurry back in two weeks for another all-new Guest Session!