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"Shelter is a song written by Maria McKee and Steven Van Zandt. It was originally recorded by Maria's Los Angeles band, Lone Justice, released in November of 1986 on Geffen Records. I loved this song from the moment I heard it. As a songwriter, it's one of those songs that sounds simple enough, you think, 'Why didn't I write that?' But you didn't. Maria and Little Steven did. This song was on Lone Justice's second album. I was a little bit late in discovering this great band fronted by an even greater singer, and never saw them play live while I was in L.A. Darn it. The band didn't last much longer. Maria went solo and created even more astounding work. I would periodically pull out my Lone Justice and Maria records to play, and just happened to do so right smack in the middle of mixing my album 'Bayou Line.' Listening again to Shelter, I thought it would make for a good cover. Normally when I do a cover tune, I like to make my version significantly different from the original, but here we stick pretty close to the Lone Justice arrangement. I sent the song to keyboardist extraordinaire Jed Demlow and asked him to try to recreate the soundscape while adding his own flair. Jordan Logue played acoustic guitar and electric 12-string. Brandon Davis is on drums and Hiro Sakama on bass, really bringing the thing to life. I'm playing electric rhythm electric guitars and the instrumental break. Very fun song to do. Hope you like it."
Well alright, you gave it all up for a dream
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