February 24, 2010

Blind Pilot looks for Miss Ohio

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I have “a thing” for this song — both the way Gillian Welch conceived of it and the way anyone else covers it. It is, quite simply, a sweet, sad, powerful song that oozes goodness. I have been known on occasion to drive around (in my Nissan Sentra, so no ragtop down) to this song on repeat, on roadtrips through the barren lands — singing how she wants to do right, but not right now.

To finally have a good quality recording of Blind Pilot performing it (one of my favorite newer bands) is just heavenly. Israel’s voice radiates an enveloping warmth, and an understandable melancholy.

LISTEN: Look At Miss Ohio (Gillian Welch) – Blind Pilot

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Fullscreen capture 2242010 104623 PMFrom their iTunes Live Sessions EP, out now, also worth it for the achingly to-die-for good version of “3 Rounds And A Sound” with ukulele, and the previously-unreleased track “Get It Out.”

You can also now order their amazing album 3 Rounds and a Sound on 180-gram vinyl, and I can think of very few albums released in recent years that sound as good that way.


  • Thanks for posting this! As a girl from Ohio, this is one of my favorites as well.

    mandy — February 25, 2010 @ 10:47 am

  • hot hot hot. love it. saw them a couple of months ago w/low anthem and they did this song then…highlight of an all around great show

    mikeb — February 25, 2010 @ 11:13 pm

  • love this song. found this version just browsing on youtube one day and it’s incredible. two pretty young kids pretty much nailing the tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BW56JGdW5Q

    Owen — February 27, 2010 @ 9:19 am

  • the fabulous group out of Autin, Band of Heathens, also do a bang up version on their latest album, One Foot in The Ether.

    Kelly — February 28, 2010 @ 3:12 pm

  • Love love love this band. All of their songs are wonderful.

    Bonnie — March 1, 2010 @ 6:03 pm

  • [...] + (listen to blind pilot cover ‘look at miss ohio) [...]

    look at miss ohio « La femme NYC… ya dig? — March 3, 2010 @ 8:36 pm

  • Another band from TX, Dallas TX, the New Frontiers do a fantastic cover!! Seek it out.

    Kenny — March 8, 2010 @ 8:56 am

  • hey Kenny! thanks for the note, it is indeed also a great cover. I linked to that old post about the New Frontiers’ cover in the first sentence up there. My song link is dead now, but yes, agreed, very good. :)

    browneheather — March 8, 2010 @ 9:51 am

  • They can do covers too! Great but I’m ashamed to say I don’t know the original.

    Christopher — May 3, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

  • check it out, Christopher:

    browneheather — May 3, 2010 @ 1:09 pm

  • This is a cool blog…Love blind pilot and love the Leash quote. Rock on.

    Ryan — January 25, 2011 @ 6:42 pm

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