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When it comes to reinterpreting the music of the past, Stewart Lupton has a pretty expert touch. In Jonathan Fire*Eater, he got some real mileage out of Mick Jagger circa ’69. Child Ballads’ Cheekbone Hollows EP made clever connections between Bobby Charles‘ rootsy schtick and Royal Trux-style decadence. But Dean Martin? Seems like a bit of a stretch. In this footage, shot by All Our Noise, Lupton takes on “My Rifle, My Pony, and Me,” which Dino performed in 1959’s Rio Bravo. Lupton does a pretty good job, though—-even though Ricky Nelson isn’t there to back him up.
Find the original version of “My Rifle, My Pony, and Me” after the jump. I challenge you to sync up the videos and create a Lupton-Dino duet.
Child Ballads performs tonight with Typefighter and Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray at the All Our Noise showcase. Wed. 1/6 9 pm $8 Velvet Lounge 915 U St. NW