Road Angel Project Vol. 5 featuring Inara George (the bird and the bee) and Michael Andrews covering "Southern Nights"
The Bird & The Bee's Inara George launched the "Road Angel Project" last year, which is a series of collaborative benefit singles raising money for Sweet Relief Musician Fund's COVID-19 Fund. The fifth in the series pairs Inara with Michael Andrews -- who you may know from Greyboy Allstars or the scores for Donnie Darko or Freaks & Geeks, among others -- and together they cover Allen Toussaint's classic, "Southern Nights." It's a delicate, ethereal rendition of the song, miles away from the original.
"'Southern Nights' is one from the archives," Michael Andrews says. "Recorded sometime in 2009, I was sleep deprived from a newborn, Inara George, Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars keyboardist), and I were exploring the genius of Allen Toussaint. Inspired by the first few bars of his original, I repurposed the words and melody and we pedaled our way though this calm, possibly Southern California night."
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