Roughly Covered: Close Encounters – Lake Montgomery

Last week on Facebook my friend Max Vanremmerden posted a challenge to members of the Amsterdam Songwriters Guild: “Cover and record a song you like from one of the members of the ASG and post the link to audio or video on this events page.” Challenge accepted!

One of the ASG artists that impresses me the most is Lake Montgomery. Originally from Paris, Texas she can be heard playing in various venues around Amsterdam and elsewhere in Europe. She has a great voice, plays guitar brilliantly, and writes really excellent songs with smart lyrics. With the right wind at her back she could be a really successful artist.

For this challenge I decided to sing her song, Close Encounters. It’s a quick and dirty single-take recording and is far from perfect, but hopefully it fulfils the challenge:

Close Encounters
Song by Lake Montgomery, performed by Eoghan O’Sullivan

But why listen to me when you can hear it from the woman herself? Here’s a video of her singing Close Encounters. You can find lots more on YouTube – just search for Lake Montgomery.