The Yawpers were in the CPR Performance Studio last year before the release of their latest full length album Capon Crusade.
In a word, Valerie June’s voice permeates. It’s quite a task to divert your attention to anything else when it invades and envelops your eardrums. On this latest album, she remains utterly compelling while trying her hand, or rather voice, at country, folk, blues, and rock.
"The Velvet Underground & Nico" has long been a prized inclusion of Anna Smith's record collection, and her band Ancient Elk recently performed the entire album live. Smith and On the Cover co-producer Ian O'Dougherty recently stopped by OpenAir to discuss the monthly event.