Last fall, our readers loved watching Iron Horse, a bluegrass band from Alabama, performing a most unusual version of Metallica's "Enter Sandman." The band's take on Metallica's anthem was originally recorded on the 2003 album, Fade to Bluegrass: Tribute to Metallica, where Iron Horse -- with Tony Robertson on mandolin, Vance Henry on guitar, Ricky Rogers on bass, and Anthony Richardson on banjo -- played Metallica hits in bluegrass fashion — “or at least as bluegrass as it’s possible for Metallica songs to be.”
This January, the quartet released a new video, this time covering "Rocket Man." Sung by Elton John in '72, written by Bernie Taupin, and inspired by a Ray Bradbury story, Rocket Man has been covered/performed by Coldplay, Kate Bush, My Morning Jacket and many others. But, if you have a scorecard, you'll almost certainly give Iron Horse top marks for creativity and originality. Hope you enjoy.