Gerry Arias is a well-known Irish musician who has been active in that industry for a long time. He has also become a big fan of Sixto Rodriguez ever since he saw the film ‘Searching For Sugar Man’ and has been very influenced by that story, and Rodriguez’s music, ever since. So, Gerry recently decided to record a cover version of the Rodriguez song ‘Jane S. Piddy’, off the album ‘Cold Fact’.
However, Gerry’s interpretation of this Rodriguez’s tune is called ‘Jane S. Paddy’!
This artistic liberty was taken in honour of the “Irish” twist to the song. Gerry’s version is done in a 6/8 Irish gig rhythm with an airy vocal. Both the song and video were recorded on the west coast of Ireland and features Brian Flemming on Bodhran, and Quentin Cowper on guitar.
You can see this excellent video for ‘Jane S. Paddy’ by Gerry Arias here:
And here’s the song on Bandcamp: