Summer Cover Competition

Summer Cover Competition 2013

Welcome! Below are the eight videos submitted to the competition, of Heartwood Guitar fans performing songs they selected from my list of 600 chord charts. Thank you all for sharing with us the gift of your music. You are an inspiration.

Final Results

Voting ended on August 28, 2013.

Wesley: 86
Fade to Black: 51
Zoe Berit: 50
P.J. Labanowski: 32
Eli and Ollie: 17
Nicholas: 12
Kung Foo Studio: 1
Casey and Cheryl: 1

1st Place

"Fire and Brimstone" by Link Wray

Performer: Wesley

Hobbies: Collecting comics and coins, drawing (especially working on my series of "comic monkey portraits," a few of which appear in the video), soccer, and basketball

Favorite Artists: Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Gorillaz, The Who, Waylon Jennings

2nd Place

"Paint It Black" by The Rolling Stones

Performers: Fade to Black, AKA Hyle Campbell (on lead guitar) and Sam Campbell (on rhythm guitar and vocals)

Hyle's Hobbies: Marching band (Snare drum) and Drumline (Snare drum)

Hyle's Favorite Artists: Stevie Ray Vaughn, Black Sabbath, Beatles

Sam's Hobbies: Digital Art, Lighting/Audio designer, American Sign Language

Sam's Favorite Artists: Tonight Alive, Johnny Cash, Fall Out Boy, Wander, Halestorm

3rd Place

"Dust in the Wind" by Kansas

Performer: Zoe Berit

Hobbies: Drawing anime, playing guitar, reading science fiction/fantasy, playing soccer, cooking/baking

Favorite Artists: Adele, Willie Nelson, Jesse & Joy

...and the excellent Runners-Up

"If I Needed You" by Townes Van Zandt

Performer: P.J. Labanowski

Hobbies: Practicing my "chops" and getting some courage to add some vocals, cooking and enjoying time with my wife and kids

Favorite Artists: I could go on for days...The Band, The Replacements/Paul Westerberg, The Black Crowes, Van Morrison, John Prine, Lyle Lovett, Jackie Greene, Deer Tick

"Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash

Performers: Eli (on guitar) and his brother Ollie (on vocals), with their teacher Ross Carnes

Eli's Hobbies: Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts)

Eli's Favorite Artists: Beatles and Johnny Cash

Ollie's Hobbies: Breakdancing

Ollie's Favorite Artists: Rihanna and Michael Jackson

"Over the Rainbow" by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg

Performer: Nicholas Muller

Hobbies: Music and theater performance, skiing, soccer, playing with friends

Favorite Artists: Neil Young, Jack Johnson, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

"Ho Hey" by The Lumineers

Performers: Kung Foo Studio, AKA Erik (father, on guitar and vocals) and Julian (on drums)

Erik's Hobbies: Guitar playing, karate, running, skiing, and enjoying being with my family

Erik's Favorite Artists: AC/DC, Green Day, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Hendrix, and Zeppelin

"I'm On Fire" by Bruce Springsteen

Performer: Casey and Cheryl

Hobbies: Leather working (, Cross-stitch (, Pedal Steel

Favorite Artists: Waylon Jennings, David Allen Coe, Hank Sr., Hank Jr, Hank 3, Hank Snow, Hank Cochrane, all the Hanks basically.

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