Wheat Kings

Discussion in 'Gretsch-Talk Music' started by section2, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    I whipped up this cover of a song by The Tragically Hip, a band so beloved here in Canada that you'll lose your passport if you slag them. Or something like that.

    The song tells the story of David Milgaard, who was freed after spending 22 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. This song is close to my heart: as a criminal appellate lawyer, I spend my days working to overturn wrongful convictions. David's story, and the story of the song, are here.

    That's me on vocals, guitar, mandolin, and percussion.

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  2. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Great job, Paul! Love the lake too. On a very hot and humid 4th here in Minnesota, I'd love to be taking a dip in it right now.
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  3. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    So... my son is in law school and needs a summer job ;)
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  4. ishtar

    ishtar Country Gent

    The Hip and Gord Downie were quite the Canadian divine phenomenon. It was way too soon to lose him. Their last show was incredible, knowing that it would be their last show with Gord.

    Nice rendition and thanks for keeping the music alive!
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  5. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Great work :)
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  6. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Where is he studying? I'm a one-man shop, so I can't offer a job, but I'd be happy to have a virtual coffee with him and offer some advice if he's interested in criminal law.
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  7. oneforsorrow

    oneforsorrow Gretschie

    May 15, 2020
    I've not heard the original but this is a lovely treatment regardless.
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  8. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Thanks, Jim! That's Otter Lake, up in cottage country north of Toronto. We used to rent a cottage with friends every summer. I'd love to be back there right now.
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  9. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Great work and thanks for sharing
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  10. S.R.Cash

    S.R.Cash Gretschie

    Aug 29, 2019
    Ontario, Canada
    Great Cover!! Loved this song for years, but that's about the only one. I'm that guy at work who doesn't like the Hip, and believe me, the Canadian Hatred towards me is something else!
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