Though my songwriting is Americana/Indie Folk, I identify as a balding ponytailed metal head.
One of the things I like to do as part of my live performances is take songs from various genres and turn them into folk/country songs. Mainly I use metal/hard rock songs for this. One of those songs is Uncle Tom’s Cabin by the 80’s hair band Warrant.
You probably, if you even recognize the band name at all, know Warrant for the song Cherry Pie. Cherry Pie was a big hit for them but that’s not the song the late Jani Lane wanted to be ultimately known for. In my opinion, his best work, and what he hoped to be known for, was Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The Warrant recording has many of the elements of 80’s hair metal but the lyric writing is a dark tale of being witness to bad cops hiding bodies. Such lyrics are atypical of the party atmosphere that the hair bands typically were charged with creating.
I’d like to offer you, as a special THANK YOU for being a subscriber, a free exclusive unreleased copy of my version of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, no strings attached. My version is very barebones but sticks to the general feel of the original. Also, this version will remain unreleased.
If you like the track you might also consider purchasing my debut EP Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’. It has four of my originals and my folky arrangement of the Oklahoma! musical’s classic, Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’.
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