| Hobbyhorse pays tribute to Donovan with a new cover version of "Sunshine Superman" with full psychedelic arrangement including electric sitar, harpsichord, middle eastern percussion, harmonium and female lead vocal.
"We have been big fans of Donovan for many years, and wanted to pay tribute to this creative musician and songwriter by recording a cover of his famous song, "Sunshine Superman", says lead singer and percussionist, Annie. "We love this song, and have played it at many parties and music jams. It always makes people happy."
You may be wondering how Hobbyhorse's version compares to Donovan's. "Our version has a dreamier and more sultry feel with a female lead vocal," explains Annie. "But it has a similar psychedelic folk aesthetic."
Donovan has been a big inspiration to Hobbyhorse as a well as countless other folk and rock musicians. Hobbyhorse's sound is partially modeled after Donovan's mystical psychedelic folk/rock. He has also inspired their musical and artisitc philosophy of experimentation, creativity and spirituality,
"We recently saw Donovan in concert and were thrilled to see that he is as talented as ever," says lead guitarist and arranger, Phil Campbell. "We hope he continues to make great music and inspire musicicans for a long time to come."
Hobbyhorse's version of "Sunshine Superman" is free to liten to on their website www.hobbyhorsecafe.com An original watercolor painting by Annie called "Donovan Bursting Through His Guitar" is also available for viewing on their website.
Hobbyhorse is a progressive folk/rock duo from the San Francisco Bay Area. They also host an online music and art venue called Hobbyhorse Caf#65533; #65533; www.hobbyhorsecafe.com