Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Steve 'n' Seagulls: The Trooper

For today, I’m going to revert back to the Wooden Music Wednesday feature with a little acoustic rock and roll. While Canada has its Wailin’ Jennys, Finland has Steve ‘n’ Seagulls. It’s not often that you find an acoustic rendition of an Iron Maiden tune, but I love Steve ‘n’ Seagulls’ version of the song loosely inspired by “The Charge of the Light Brigade”: “The Trooper.”

Had it not been for my former radio coworker Doug Dillon posting this on Facebook last week, I would have missed this nugget. It features a nice mix of acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass, and cajon. The instrumentation is great and the vocals pristine. Eddie would be proud.