September 12, 2011

The Walkmen channel Johnny Cash for KEXP

The Walkmen recently played a handful of songs they learned from Johnny Cash over on Seattle's KEXP radio station. Particularly fantastic are the band's renditions of "Darlin' Companion"—a Lovin' Spoonful original and live favorite of Cash's—and "Wanted Man"—a song Cash wrote with Bob Dylan in Nashville in 1969. Listen to the two covers below, then head over to One Thirty BPM to hear the rest of the Walkmen's set.

The Walkmen - "Darlin' Companion" (Live on KEXP)
The Walkmen - "Wanted Man" (Live on KEXP)

After the jump, watch Cash play "Darlin' Companion" and "Wanted Man" live at San Quentin State Prison.

The Walkmen


  1. whoa, this post just hits me in all the right places. keep em coming, matt.

  2. Thanks dude. That live footage of Cash is pretty great, especially those incredibly somber shots of the prisoners.