Early last year, former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap sufferered a massive stroke which his health insurence did not cover for long term care. Enter in a ragtag mix of fantastic musicians who recorded covers of Slim's tunes to sell to raise funds to help with the bills. A double album of those tracks featuring the likes of Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, and John Doe will be released next week on New West Records with all profits going to Slim and his family.
Here's a version of Slim's "Ballad of the Opening Band" wonderfully covered by Jeff Tweedy
and friends. Please make sure to buy the album to support the cause!!