NC Artists Go Under Cover To Benefit Cat’s Cradle

Article Contributed by LPC Media | Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Music is the lifeblood of the Triangle, and for fifty years, Carrboro’s live music venue Cat’s Cradle has been the heart that keeps it pumping. But like many independent music venues across the country, Cat’s Cradle is in trouble. With its concert calendar canceled and the building shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the club is struggling to cover rent and basic overhead costs. With the prospect of drastically reduced revenue even after shows return, there is a growing need to help it survive until things normalize.

Releasing exclusively via Bandcamp on Friday, July 31st, Cover Charge: NC Artists Go Under Cover To Benefit Cat’s Cradle brings together some of North Carolina’s most notable artists across multiple genres to support the venue they love. Each artist performs a cover version of a favorite song, with many recorded during the pandemic. All proceeds from the sale of Cover Charge will benefit the Cat’s Cradle to ensure it can restore its rightful place for generations to come. A full track list is below.

Pre-orders for the digital-only release have been available since July 3, and the full album will be released this Friday, July31st.

“I, and the rest of the Cat's Cradle family, have been bowled over by the concern being shown for music venues both here and around the country,” says Frank Heath, owner of Cat’s Cradle. “Learning about this effort to assist the Cradle, has just reinforced another wonderful thing that we really already knew, that so many of the Triangle's great artists and musicians are also amazing and caring people, who value and want to help protect Cat's Cradle, and who also genuinely care about all of the other artists and the entire music community.”

More information on the music and the cause is available at

Cover Charge Track Listing:

1. Superchunk - "Can't Stop the World" (The Go-Go's)

2. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers - "Apocalypse" (Cigarettes After Sex)

3. Hiss Golden Messenger and Jonathan Wilson - "Travellin’ in Style" (Free)

4. The dB's - "I'm on an Island" (The Kinks)

5. Steep Canyon Rangers - "Unknown Legend" (Neil Young)

6. Eric Bachmann & Skylar Gudasz - "All I Have to Do is Dream" (The Everly Brothers)

7. The Connells - "Keep Your Distance" (Richard Thompson)

8. Mandolin Orange - "Boots of Spanish Leather" (Bob Dylan)

9. The Love Language - "Everything Flows" (Teenage Fanclub)

10. Dex Romweber (feat. Jennifer Curtis) - "A Face in the Crowd" (Andy Griffith)

11.Tift Merritt - "Help Me Make It Through The Night” (Kris Kristofferson)

12. The Old Ceremony - "Alone Again Or" (Love)

13. Mayflies USA - "There is a Light that Never Goes Out" (The Smiths)

14. The Mountain Goats - "The Longest Winter" (Paradise Lost)

15. Faith Jones - "For What It's Worth" (Buffalo Springfield)

16. Mipso - "Long Distance Love" (Little Feat)

17. Terry Anderson and The Olympic-Ass Kickin Team - "Every Night" (Paul McCartney)

18. Florence Dore - "Somewhere Down the Line" (Marshall Crenshaw)

19. Southern Culture on the Skids - "Let's Work Together" (Wilbert Harrison)

20. Iron & Wine - "Piss Diary" (Kingsbury Manx)

21. Mount Moriah - "Don't Let It Bring You Down" (Neil Young) 

22. Sam Melo of Rainbow Kitten Surprise - "Stars" (Janis Ian)

23. Don Dixon & Marti Jones - "Respoken" (The Lovin Spoonful)

24. Chatham County Line - "Think I'm in Love" (Beck)

25. The Veldt - "Dress You Up" (Madonna)