You may recall that when I posted the first Cover Me Canada special last year, I told you two things. 1) The bands in the competition could, as part of their audition, cover one of four Canadian classic songs - we featured Gordon Lightfoot's "Sundown" in that installment 2) I would be revisiting the other three in the future.
Don't worry. I'll be featuring the other three songs soon. - me
Whereas that post took me by surprise, I had some time to plan this one. It's still going to be a tour of Canada, but this time, we know where we're going. And we're starting with The Eastman Encounter, from Ontario, covering "Life is a Highway" by Tom Cochrane. Their cover is pretty faithful, if not a little guitar-heavy. The video was recorded at Stroud Farms, outside of Oshawa, Ontario.
The Metronomes from British Columbia took over a mall for an acapella version of the song. Frankie Cena is the leader of this little glee club, and it suits him, as does the spotlight, as he's gone on to other TV hosting jobs.
TEA, from Montreal, Quebec, did NOT go acapella. They went orchestral, and I have to admit, I like the song on the harp and standup bass. It's inventive and I will be looking into what else they might have done for a future post.
Let's head back to British Columbia and get a little heavy with 2StepCloser. Now, it's been a few years, and I'm sorry to report that this duo has broken up, but you can still enjoy their Cover Me Canada audition.
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