Various Artists (from the album Let Us In Americana, the music of Paul McCartney) - Like many of us, Paul McCartney has been affected by cancer and, like many again, gets tripped up on the how to help. Music aids in ways that money cannot and when asked to lend a hand by lending a pen, Paul McCartney wholeheartedly agreed with a blessing for the use of his music to bring awareness to women’s cancers and raise money for the charity in the name of his late wife Linda McCartney.The Let Us In Americana campaign features an album born and raised in Nashville to benefit The Women and Cancer Fund. Phil Madeira produced a collection showcasing the songs wearing Americana skin. The artists included have not covered the songs as much as explored and achieved possibilities within the tracks that give them a new way to walk.
Let Us In moves gracefully into the world via The Wood Brothers’ take on album opener “Come and Get It”. The Beatles early catalog provides “I’m Looking Through You” (Jim Lauderdale) and “Yesterday” (Matraca Berg), their film years with “Yellow Submarine” (Buddy Miller) and the later output with “Fool on the Hill” (Bruce Cockburn) and “Get Back” (Ollabelle). The McCrary Sisters were a natural choice for “Let It Be” and they are joined by Amy Helm, Fiona McBain and Alison Moorer as a church organ gets pushed by a hard backbeat. Will Hoge re-dates the “Band on the Road” tour diary; Teddy Thompson delivers a slow southern soul take on “Let Me Roll It”, and Rodney Crowell gives “Every Night” a more dangerous edge to going out, which in turn gives his confession to “be home with you” even more power. Let Us In: Americana, the music of Paul McCartney is a playlist full of innovative interpretations that take the songs to the mountains and the delta to be re-born. Old Crow Medicine Show frontman Ketch Secor takes Appalachia back to its Irish homeland with “Give Ireland Back to the Irish”.