2021-04-13
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Round 2 of the JamBase March Madness Live Covers Tournament is open for fans to vote on the remaining 16 competitors. The March Madness Live Covers Tournament is powered by the JamBase Live Video Archive (JBLVA), which features over 100,000 live music videos that are easy-to-find, filter and watch all in one convenient place.

Bands were only allowed one entry and each of the contested songs was written by a different artist. Round 1 featured head-to-competition on the same cover song, with only one version going on to compete against a different song in Round 2.

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  • March Madness Live Covers Tournament Round 1

    March Madness Live Covers Tournament Round 1

    JamBase’s March Madness Live Covers Tournament begins with Round 1 featuring battles over covers of 16 different songs.


Moving on from Round 1 to Round 2, the matchups are:

1. Tedeschi Trucks Band with Trey Anastasio (Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing”)
vs.
moe. with Zac Brown (The Band’s “The Weight”)


2. Goose (The Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows
vs.
Umphrey’s McGee with Kanika Moore (Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir”)


3. Widespread Panic with Jerry Joseph (Neil Young’s “Cortez The Killer”
vs.
Frank Zappa (The Allman Brothers Band’s “Whipping Post”)


4. Gov’t Mule (Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”
vs.
Brandi Carlile (John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads”)


5. Billy Strings (Grateful Dead’s “Wharf Rat”
vs.
Ween (David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance”)


6. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (Tom Petty’s “American Girl”
vs.
My Morning Jacket (Prince’s “Purple Rain”)


7. Jennifer Hartswick, Strangefolk & Friends (John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery”
vs.
Greensky Bluegrass (Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City”)


8. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (Woody Guthrie’s “The Land Is Your Land”)
vs.
Phish (Stevie Wonder’s “Boogie On Reggae Woman”)

Round 2 voting is open between now and 11:59 p.m. PT Sunday night. As with the opening round, in an effort to maintain a level playing field, the entries follow below without comment or commentary, letting the cover performances speak for themselves.

ROUND 2

1. Little Wing vs. The Weight

Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix | Tedeschi Trucks Band with Trey Anastasio | August 24, 2019


00:00:00


TTBFromTheRoad



(See 60 videos)


Tedeschi Trucks Band



(See 166 videos)

and

Trey Anastasio



(See 141 videos)

Vs.

The Weight by The Band | moe. with Zac Brown | May 25, 2014


00:00:00


SummerCampFest



(See 111 videos)


moe.



(See 244 videos)

and

Zac Brown



(See 3 videos)

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2. Tomorrow Never Knows vs. Kashmir

Tomorrow Never Knows by The Beatles | Goose | December 21, 2019



Goose



(See 76 videos)


Goose



(See 106 videos)

Vs.

Kashmir by Led Zeppelin | Umphrey’s McGee with Kanika Moore | February 16, 2019


00:00:00


Umphrey’s McGee



(See 347 videos)


Umphrey’s McGee



(See 736 videos)

and

Kanika Moore

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3. Cortez The Killer vs. Whipping Post

Cortez The Killer by Neil Young | Widespread Panic with Jerry Joseph | July 3, 2016


00:00:00


Widespread Panic



(See 267 videos)


Widespread Panic



(See 386 videos)

and

Jerry Joseph



(See 24 videos)

Vs.

Whipping Post by The Allman Brothers Band | Frank Zappa | May 15, 1988



Clownsec Television


Frank Zappa



(See 41 videos)

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4. Wish You Were Here vs. Take Me Home, Country Roads

Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd | Gov’t Mule | September 14, 2018



Pat Myers



(See 146 videos)


Gov’t Mule



(See 89 videos)

and

Ron Holloway



(See 18 videos)

Vs.

Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver | Brandi Carlile | September 16, 2017



LessThanFace Productions



(See 1,684 videos)


Brandi Carlile



(See 85 videos)

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5. Wharf Rat vs. Let’s Dance

Wharf Rat by Grateful Dead | Billy Strings | January 18, 2020


00:00:00


Billy Strings



(See 61 videos)


Billy Strings



(See 259 videos)

Vs.

Let’s Dance by David Bowie | Ween | April 14, 2011


00:00:00


FunkItBlog



(See 1,092 videos)


Ween



(See 375 videos)

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6. American Girl vs. Purple Rain

American Girl by Tom Petty | Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit | October 13, 2017



Jason Isbell



(See 2 videos)


Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit



(See 31 videos)

Vs.

Purple Rain by Prince | My Morning Jacket | May 28, 2016



Pat Myers



(See 146 videos)


My Morning Jacket



(See 71 videos)

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7. Angel From Montgomery vs. Atlantic City

Angel From Montgomery by John Prine | Jennifer Hartswick, Strangfolk & Friends| June 2, 2019


00:00:00


JamBase



(See 149 videos)


Reid Genauer



(See 26 videos)

,

Jon Trafton



(See 2 videos)

,

Jennifer Hartswick



(See 57 videos)

and

Nick Cassarino



(See 15 videos)

Vs.

Atlantic City by Bruce Springsteen | Greensky Bluegrass | July 14, 2016


00:00:00


JamGrass TV



(See 392 videos)


Greensky Bluegrass



(See 400 videos)

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8. This Land Is Your Land By Woody Guthrie vs. Boogie On Reggae Woman

This Land Is Your Land by Woody Guthrie | Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings | November 6, 2014


00:00:00


Café Corsari


Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings



(See 30 videos)

Vs.

Boogie On Reggae Woman by Stevie Wonder | Phish | December 29, 1998



The Phish Jams



(See 62 videos)


Phish



(See 3,790 videos)

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Be sure to explore the JamBase Live Video Archive (JBLVA) for even more live covers that might make next year’s tournament. Stay tuned for next week’s round to see who moves on in the competition. Remember, voting is open until 11:59 p.m. PT on Sunday night (March 14).