Dave Depper “Dear Boy” (Paul McCartney cover)
Portland’s Dave Depper has yet to release any material of his own, but has spent his years playing live and in the studio with many well known artists including Mirah and The Decemberists. Stuck in a creative rut, Depper decided to take on a project to keep him going: recording Paul McCartney’s Ram album in its entirety by himself at home. Posting tracks to his blog as he completed them, Depper has since finished the project with only the help of Joan Hiller taking on Linda McCartney’s vocal parts of the album, completing the whole thing in 30 days. The Ram Project will be released on vinyl on May 3rd and “Dear Boy” is the first sample from the album. Completely faithful to the original, I’m not sure if the reason I like this is because “Dear Boy” is one of my favorite songs or it’s a genuinely great cover. The whole project is an interesting one, I’m looking forward to hearing what he does with the whole album.