Covers by Original Artists

I reread my comments on Pat Rich’s Tree House open mic performance last Wednesday and thought that they might be misinterpreted. I wasn’t critical when I said, “He played a decent original and a couple of covers, but nothing I’d heard before.” My intent was to say playing two unknown covers is almost as good as playing originals. Original artists frequently play covers, but they are usually done to introduce people to new music or good tunes we may have missed. Cover musicians only play songs they know people like, which is fine, but not for us.