Cut Worms Release Cover of Tom Petty’s “Louisiana Rain”

Earlier this month via JagjaguwarCut Worms (moniker of  singer/songwriter/artist Max Clarke) released his new album, Nobody Lives Here Anymore. Throughout the album, Clarke flits between an array of musical eras. Today, Clarke presents a cover of Tom Petty’s “Louisiana Rain,” a song that both celebrates Clarke’s wide scope of influence and Petty’s birthday. Clarke’s version remains true to the track’s balladry, outfitted with a sweeping chorus and notes of honeyed pedal steel.

Growing up in that place called the midwest, Tom Petty’s music was everywhere and nowhere. I couldn’t tell you the first time I heard it because it just felt like something that was always there, like part of the landscape,” says Clarke. “It influences you like heat coming off a highway or a smoke-filled barroom or a warm summer evening might influence you. I was fortunate enough to see Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers live one time at an outdoor pavilion in Ohio called Blossom Music Center. It poured rain and he played for 3 and a half hours. Sounded incredible. I was glad to get to record this tribute to him. I was also glad that my bandmates could play on it with me (albeit remotely). I sent it around and everyone put their parts on and then I mixed it. I’m pleased with how it came out and I hope you like it. Hope Tom would have liked it.

Listen to Cut Worms’ “Louisiana Rain” (Tom Petty Cover)

Additionally, an exclusive performance by Cut Worms will be presented this Friday on WXPN’s Indie Rock Hit Parade

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