March Madness 2022 Live Covers Tournament – Round 1

Vote for your favorite Round 1 covers now through Sunday night.

By Team JamBase Mar 1, 2022 12:59 pm PST

JamBase’s March Madness Live Covers Tournament returns! The fan-voted competition once again begins with 32 different performers (with some special guests) vying to be named the 2022 March Madness Live Covers Tournament champion.

The winner will follow the 2021 champion Billy Strings and his cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Wharf Rat.” The format remains the same as last year: Round 1 will present head-to-head covers of the same song, with only one version advancing. Starting with Round 2 and continuing with each subsequent round, the competition will switch to different songs competing against each other.

JamBase’s 2022 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.

The 32 entries were selected and seeded by the JamBase Editorial Team. As with last year’s tournament, in an effort to level the playing field, the covers are listed without comment or commentary, letting the covers “speak” for themselves.

Vote for your favorite songs, favorite bands, favorite guest spots, pick a cover that’s most like the original or one that’s a wholly new arrangement … It’s up to you to decide the criteria for who should win each round. Round 1 voting is open between now and 11:59 p.m. PT on Sunday night (March 6).

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ROUND 1

ROUND 1

1. If 6 Was 9 by Jimi Hendrix

Phish | October 28, 2021


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ConceptsIllPonder
Phish (See 3,894 videos)

Vs.

Garage A Trois | August 11, 2005


00:00:00
Fast Atmosphere (See 2 videos)
Garage A Trois (See 8 videos)

Which cover of Jimi Hendrix's "If 6 Was 9" do you prefer?

  • Phish 75%
  • Garage A Trois 25%
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2. Creep by Radiohead

Gov’t Mule | May 1, 2021

Relix (See 1,669 videos)
Gov’t Mule (See 137 videos)

Vs.

Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino | May 31, 2020


00:00:00
Jennifer Hartswick
Jennifer Hartswick (See 68 videos) and Nick Cassarino (See 16 videos)

Which cover of Radiohead's "Creep" do you prefer?

  • Gov't Mule 56%
  • Jennifer Hartswick & Nick Cassarino 44%
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3. Oh Sweet Nuthin’ by The Velvet Underground

The Black Crowes | September 23, 2021


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Jim Powers (See 26 videos)
The Black Crowes (See 249 videos)

Vs.

My Morning Jacket | August 4, 2012


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conflictingzen
My Morning Jacket (See 108 videos)

Which cover of The Velvet Underground's "Oh Sweet Nuthin'" do you prefer?

  • My Morning Jacket 65%
  • The Black Crowes 35%
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4. I’ve Got A Feeling by The Beatles

ALO & Tea Leaf Green | November 2, 2018

evenstev (See 1,434 videos)
ALO (See 47 videos) and Tea Leaf Green (See 60 videos)

Vs.

Norah Jones | December 9, 2021


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norahjonesVEVO (See 2 videos)
Norah Jones (See 26 videos) , Sasha Dobson (See 8 videos) , Gus Seyffert (See 3 videos) and Brian Blade (See 5 videos)

Which cover of The Beatles' "I've Got A Feeling" do you prefer?

  • Norah Jones 54%
  • ALO & Tea Leaf Green 46%
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5. Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

Widespread Panic | December 31, 2015


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Widespread Panic (See 314 videos)
Widespread Panic (See 515 videos)

Vs.

Brandi Carlile | August 3, 2008


00:00:00
Folk & Country on MV (See 2 videos)
Brandi Carlile (See 117 videos)

Which cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" do you prefer?

  • Widespread Panic 65%
  • Brandi Carlile 35%
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6. Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness by John Prine

Greensky Bluegrass | August 28, 2020


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GreenskyBluegrass (See 316 videos)
Greensky Bluegrass (See 462 videos)

Vs.

Kurt Vile | May 25, 2016


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Kurt Vile
Kurt Vile (See 60 videos)

Which cover of John Prine's "Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness" do you prefer?

  • Greensky Bluegrass 75%
  • Kurt Vile 25%
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7. River by Joni Mitchell

Tedeschi Trucks Band | December 4, 2021


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Less Than Face Productions (See 6 videos)
Tedeschi Trucks Band (See 225 videos)

Vs.

Margo Price | November 30, 2020


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Margo Price (See 6 videos)
Margo Price (See 97 videos)

Which cover of Joni Mitchell's "River" do you prefer?

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band 74%
  • Margo Price 26%
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8. Dancing In The Street by Martha & The Vandellas

the Disco Biscuits

The Disco Biscuits (See 196 videos)
The Disco Biscuits (See 292 videos)

Vs.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | November 3, 2018

FunkCity.net (See 5 videos)
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (See 292 videos)

Which cover of Martha & The Vandellas' "Dancing In The Street" do you prefer?

  • Pigeons Playing Ping Pong 57%
  • the Disco Biscuits 43%
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9. Tangled Up In Blue by Bob Dylan

Billy & The Kids with Billy Strings and James Casey | May 8, 2021

Relix (See 1,669 videos)
Billy & The Kids (See 24 videos) , Billy Strings (See 547 videos) and James Casey (See 19 videos)

Vs.

The Avett Brothers with Warren Haynes | October 15, 2016


00:00:00
TimeZonerTV (See 309 videos)
The Avett Brothers (See 103 videos) and Warren Haynes (See 227 videos)

Which cover of Bob Dylan's "Tangled Up In Blue" do you prefer?

  • Billy & The Kids with Billy Strings and James Casey 78%
  • The Avett Brothers with Warren Haynes 22%
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10. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | September 4, 2021

Mon Cul
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (See 366 videos)

Vs.

Twiddle with Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer | August 15, 2020


00:00:00
Michael Liacos (See 3 videos)
Twiddle (See 112 videos) and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer (See 44 videos)

Which cover of Pink Floyd's “Comfortably Numb” do you prefer?

  • Joe Russo's Almost Dead 83%
  • Twiddle with Brandon "Taz" Niederauer 17%
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11. Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin by Sly & The Family Stone

TAUK with Neal Francis | October 23, 2021


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FunkCity.net (See 5 videos)
TAUK (See 55 videos) and Neal Francis (See 17 videos)

Vs.

Robert Randolph, G. Love, Michael Kang, Garrett Sayers, Nigel Hall & Nikki Glaspie | January 16, 2020

Relix (See 1,669 videos)
Robert Randolph (See 25 videos) , G. Love (See 50 videos) , Michael Kang (See 6 videos) , Garrett Sayers (See 5 videos) , Nigel Hall (See 43 videos) and Nikki Glaspie (See 6 videos)

Which cover of Sly & The Family Stone's "Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin" do you prefer?

  • Robert Randolph, G. Love, Michael Kang, Garrett Sayers, Nigel Hall & Nikki Glaspie 75%
  • TAUK with Neal Francis 25%
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12. ln Memory of Elizabeth Reed by The Allman Brothers Band

moe. | February 2, 2018


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Live From The Lab (See 89 videos)
moe. (See 258 videos)

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Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit with Peter Levin | October 26, 2019


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mem2lbc
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit (See 57 videos) and Peter Levin (See 4 videos)

Which cover of The Allman Brothers Band's "ln Memory of Elizabeth Reed" do you prefer?

  • moe. 63%
  • Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit with Peter Levin 37%
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13. Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo by Grateful Dead

Goose | July 27, 2019

Goose (See 112 videos)
Goose (See 186 videos)

Vs.

Yonder Mountain String Band | October 2, 2021


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Yonder Mountain String Band (See 17 videos)
Yonder Mountain String Band (See 210 videos)

Which cover of Grateful Dead's "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo" do you prefer?

  • Goose 63%
  • Yonder Mountain String Band 38%
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14. Willin’ by Little Feat

Jamey Johnson | September 16, 2017


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Farm Aid (See 1,872 videos)
Jamey Johnson (See 73 videos)

Vs.

Steve Earle & Aoife O’Donovan | February 2017


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dan mcdonough

Which cover of Little Feat's "Willin'" do you prefer?

  • Steve Earle & Aoife O’Donovan 62%
  • Jamey Johnson 38%
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15. White Freightliner Blues by Townes Van Zandt

The String Cheese Incident with The Infamous Stringdusters | November 21, 2021

starman2112 rush (See 5 videos)
The String Cheese Incident (See 322 videos) , Andy Hall (See 14 videos) and Chris Pandolfi (See 7 videos)

Vs.

Deer Tick with Trampled by Turtles | January 14, 2022


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tbtduluth (See 6 videos)
Trampled by Turtles (See 52 videos) and Deer Tick (See 83 videos)

Which cover of Townes Van Zandt's "White Freightliner Blues" do you prefer?

  • The String Cheese Incident with The Infamous Stringdusters 64%
  • Deer Tick with Trampled By Turtles 36%
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16. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones

Dave Matthews Band with Mavis Staples | September 5, 2021


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devon bailey

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Umphrey’s McGee with Kanika Moore | September 18, 2021

Umphrey’s McGee (See 363 videos)
Umphrey’s McGee (See 774 videos)

Which cover of The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" do you prefer?

  • Dave Matthews Band with Mavis Staples 50%
  • Umphrey’s McGee with Kanika Moore 50%
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Explore the JamBase Live Video Archive (JBLVA) for more live covers that might make the JamBase March Madness Live Covers tournament next year. Stay tuned for Round 2 to see who wins this week’s head-to-head covers competition. Round 1 voting is open until 11:59 p.m. PT on Sunday night (March 6).

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