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If these are any good…

…I’m going to go so broke.

I just found CMH Records, a recording company that specializes in bluegrass cover albums. Covers of what, you may ask yourself…the answer turns out to be….well…freaking everything.

There’s the expected: String Cheese Incident, Phish
The sort of makes sense: Bruce Springsteen (Vol. 1 and 2), John Mayer, Counting Crows
The yes-we-are-hip: Modest Mouse, The White Stripes
The WTF were they smoking: Metallica, Guns-n-Roses

At the very least, I’ve got to get the Counting Crows album, and maybe one of the Springsteen’s for Betsy. I’m greatly tempted by the Metallica, though.

By griffey

Jason Griffey is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at NISO, where he works to identify new areas of the information ecosystem where standards expertise is useful and needed. Prior to joining NISO in 2019, Jason ran his own technology consulting company for libraries, has been both an Affiliate at metaLAB and a Fellow and Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and was an academic librarian in roles ranging from reference and instruction to Head of IT at the University of TN at Chattanooga.

Jason has written extensively on technology and libraries, including multiple books and a series of full-periodical issues on technology topics, most recently AI & Machine Learning in Libraries and Library Spaces and Smart Buildings: Technology, Metrics, and Iterative Design from 2018. His newest book, co-authored with Jeffery Pomerantz, will be published by MIT Press in 2024.

He has spoken internationally on topics such as artificial intelligence & machine learning, the future of technology and libraries, decentralization and the Blockchain, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. A full list of his publications and presentations can be found on his CV.
He is one of eight winners of the Knight Foundation News Challenge for Libraries for the Measure the Future project (, an open hardware project designed to provide actionable use metrics for library spaces. He is also the creator and director of The LibraryBox Project (, an open source portable digital file distribution system.

Jason can be stalked obsessively online, and spends his free time with his daughter Eliza, reading, obsessing over gadgets, and preparing for the inevitable zombie uprising.

One reply on “If these are any good…”

I vote for the Metallica. Sometimes odd covers of opposing styles are surprisingly good (Gourds doing Snoop Dogg’s Gin & Juice). At the least it’ll be entertainment worthy and a great conversation starter. Besides, at least Metallica has long lyrics they can pick out of the songs.

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