By Jeff Copperthite:
Ok, the day has finally come…it’s a day that Chris and Jim have dreaded ever since they found out that Jeff “Is not impartial to listening to the Dave Matthews Band”…
Jeff has finally garnered the courage to do a Dave Matthews Band acoustic cover video.
I tried my best to spray the highest quality can of “troll-b-gone” on this video. Dave Matthews fans are going to come out of the woodwork telling me how much I don’t sound like him, or how far away from his guitar skills I am.
But, as you all know, we are dedicated to bringing you acoustic cover videos from all kinds of bands. And let’s face it – DMB is one of the premier jam band acts of all time, and their fanbase is huge. We want to show you what we can do.
The song I have chosen (and there are plenty to choose from) is a song from their 2001 album “Everyday” called “The Space Between”. This song is easily picked out by it’s electric guitar riff that plays through most of the song (use a standard D fingering on the 9th fret and you’ll have that riff). However, a solo acoustic cover playing just that riff is extremely difficult to play, let alone sing over. I find this version good because it allows you to hear the chords that play under that riff.
Dave has a highly unstructured singing style, so remembering how to time each line was difficult. Repeat takes were often due to the vocals – the guitar part got easier after the 24th take, which was just before I had to recharge the battery on my camera. 2 takes later, I got this version.
I hope you enjoy this video – we are nearing the end of September, which means we will be 75% done with session-a-day in 2008. You’ll see me next on Monday, but i’m sure you will be coming back every day just like hundreds of fans to check out what we are bringing you for the new day. Jim will be back to his library of covers tomorrow, and Chris is gonna dish out another great cover on Sunday. Have a great weekend, and thank you again for being a regular visitor!
Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, Jeff’s acoustic cover song music videos are no longer on YouTube, but we decided to keep his cover song blog posts up. We figured these music blog entries would be good for posterity’s sake and because Jeff always gave such insightful posts each Session. We hope to see Jeff’s impressive catalog of acoustic rock songs here on the Laptop Sessions cover songs and origianal music blog again in the future. But, for now, please make sure to check-out hundreds of other acoustic cover songs from all of your favorite bands here on the Laptop Sessions music blog!