Gillian Welch Adds To The Growing List Of Squidbillies Theme Covers

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Good news for cartoon enthusiasts, insomniacs, music lovers, moonlight stoners, failed musicians, and any other odd combination of individuals who tune into Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.

The opening theme to the popular late night comedy series Squidbillieshas caught the attention of quite a few notable musicians. Over the show’s run, performers as diverse as T Pain and Elizabeth Cook have chipped in their two cents, and taken this mean-spirited country ballad and stretched it to the limits of creativity.

Here’s Alabama Shakes’ version:

And Lambchop’s:

Singer/songwriter Gillian Welch, who previously took part in the show’s season five all-star musical, has released an unexpectedly poignant rendition to the project. It’s harmonic, melodious, a completely original departure from the original. Check it out below. The episode will air August 20.


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