Cover Alert | Black Prairie Offers Roots Spin On Rush

Portland, OR’s Black Prairie recently completed a tour in which they regularly performed their own inventive spin on Rush’s 1981 hit “Limelight.” The band, which features members of The Decemberists and plays acoustic-based instruments, aren’t exactly the kind of act you’d expect to cover a prog-rock classic, yet they pull off “Limelight” with aplomb.

Fiddle player Annalisa Tornfelt handles vocals on “Limelight” and is backed by the instrumentation of dobro, acoustic guitar, upright bass, drums and accordion. Take a look at the version of “Limelight” Black Prarie laid down during their recent set at Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, as shot by Josh Daniel: