I've been wondering why more of The Band's songs haven't been covered in the bluegrass world, after all you'd be working with some great Americana sound right off the bat. Certainly it would be less of a stretch than some of the 'Pickin' On' series.
So the only covers I'm familiar with, and been lucky enough to catch live, are Sam Bush doing 'Up On Cripple Creek' (example here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuAuwNQIWMk) and the Gibson Brothers doing 'Ophelia'.
Anybody know of other covers that I really need to hear? Links would be appreciated!
(Oh, and as far as being a fan - a 'Last Waltz' poster is framed and hanging on my living room wall )