Natalie Maines solo record to feature Eddie Vedder, Pink Floyd covers

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Lead Dixie Chick Natalie Maines will release her debut solo studio album May 7. The album, called Mother, features a mixture of some choice cover songs and original numbers with support from Ben Harper, who served as producer on the album.

The covers include an excellent version of Pink Floyd’s “Mother” as well as Jeff Buckley’s “Lover You Should’ve Come Over.” Also appearing on the album is Maines’ take on Eddie Vedder’s “Without You,” off Vedder’s Ukulele Songs album. Maines and Vedder are good friends who previously collaborated on the charity single “Garden State,” which you can hear above.

Maines’ non-ukulele version of Vedder’s song gives the tune a refreshing, uptempo feel. You can hear a sample of  song in the trailer for the album below. It comes in around the 1:40 mark.

Natalie Maines announces new album Mother from Columbia Records on Vimeo.

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 13 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, Crosscut.com and others and was the founder and former editor of the defunct music site Ear Candy.