Yesterday’s post on Doc Watson and The Train That Carried My Girl From Town overlooked one crucial fact about the song – that it continues to be covered today. So as a bonus post on this song, which has been in my head all day, here are two great covers by excellent artists. The first comes from the inimitable Justin Townes Earle. Earle is an expert at making old country relevant to new audiences so this cover is certainly in his wheelhouse.
The second is a rousing and hard-driving rendition from William Elliot Whitmore, and serves as a reminder that I really need to listen to more of his stuff.
Enjoy these modern day covers of a classic train song!