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Y’all, when it comes to musical instruments we’re pretty sure we’ve seen everything under the sun: frying pans, shotguns, Harley parts, you name it and people will inevitably craft a guitar out of it. However, we were thrown for a loop when we were introduced to the harp guitar, courtesy of master guitarist Jamie Dupuis of Canada, currently taking the YouTube world by storm and leaving other guitarists quakin’ in their boots with his classic rock and metal covers. Dupuis’ harp guitar – which is, as I’m sure y’all guessed, is a harp and an acoustic guitar that look a little like a double necked guitar – turns some of your favorite tunes into these intricate, delicate arrangements including Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1973 ballad “Tuesday’s Gone,” leaving these Skynyrd fans at a loss for words at how gorgeous Jamie Dupuis’ interpretation proves to be.
Fun Fact: Once in an 1975 radio interview, a caller asked Allen Collins, the song’s co-writer, what his favorite Lynyrd Skynyrd song was and Allen answered, “Tuesday’s Gone”.
Where all too many artists take artistic liberties with “Tuesday’s Gone” and various Skynyrd classics, trying to do the impossible by improving upon perfection, Dupuis follows the original blueprint; swaying, serenading guitars and a relaxed tempo, letting the music take him where it wants him to go – much like the winds of change Ronnie Van Zant wrote of more than 40 years ago. The result is a cover that’s not afraid to stand out a cut above the rest while still respectfully giving credit where credit is due, and it’s one that we’re sure you’ll love as much as we did. Enjoy!