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PREMIERE: Check Out The Video For Skylar Gudasz's Stunning Cover Of 'Wichita Lineman'

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Roxanne Turpen
Skylar Gudasz

WUNC Music is excited to share the video for Skylar Gudasz's cover of the Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb classic 'Wichita Lineman.' The song was originally recorded in 1968 by Campbell, backed by the notorious Wrecking Crew - L.A.'s premiere collective of studio musicians. 

Gudasz had this to say about the inspiration:

"Because the Wrecking Crew, who played on the original Glen Campbell recording, are heroes of mine, I knew I wanted to record my version of Wichita Lineman in that same spirit. I arranged an NC wrecking crew - I called Jeff Crawford, who immediately understood the vision, and he set to work crafting the string and horn arrangements.  We all gathered - Kaitlin Grady, Peter Lewis, Emma Nadeau, Libby Rodenbough, Casey Toll - and we recorded it in two days at Arbor Ridge Studios as August drew to a close."

Watch for Skylar's new album during the spring of 2020 via Suah Sounds.

Brian Burns is the Music Director for WUNC Music, WUNC's AAA music discovery station. He has been working within the local music scene for over a decade. On the weekends you might see him DJing at various spots around the Triangle, or digging through boxes of records. He's also the host of Future Shock on WUNC Music and a contributor to NPR Music. He graduated from UNC’s School of Information and Library Science with an MSLS in 2015.
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