I’ve been listening to Coverville since 2012. I was in search of a good music podcast and the concept of cover songs intrigued me. 5 years later this is really the only podcast I listen to. Brian is great host - funny, engaging - he’s probably forgotten more music than I’ll ever know! This show has introduced me to great artists (both covers and originals), rare tracks, and overlooked albums.
One of the first podcasts I started listening to in 2004 and still one of the very best. I did much prefer the 25-30 minutes versions to the new long form hour plus format, but Brian only has so much time (and this means I don't get to listen as often as I used to). It's a great opportunity to hear music you've never heard, and the podcast has turned me on to many MANY artists I might not ever have heard (or ultimately seen live).
This is one of the most enjoyable podcasts that I've stumbled upon. Brian obviously cares a ton about the content he shares in every episode and his enthusiasm towards the music makes the end product so much fun.
No surprise that Brian Ibbot and his Coverville: The Cover Music Show podcast has won Best Music Podcast 5 years running. Brian is a great host with more music trivia knowledge than anybody i have ever listened to. He does a fantastic job of directing and hosting the show and setting up great themes consistantly week after week. I could never get exposed to the many great and unique covers of so many wonderful songs and artist without listening to Coverville. Simply a joy to listen to every week, Coverville is certainly number one podcast in my book, music or otherwise. We are all really lucky that it's free, it certainly has value for me.
We are psyched to find Coverville and it is so perfect for listening while we are touring. Brian SLB will be tuning in from the road.
Thank you for the Top40 nod for our version of Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics.
Sending you the love right back at ya on SLB Indie Trailer podcast too.
Coverville was the first podcast I discovered, and it's the only one I've ever listened to. Eclectic, smart, funny, amazing, and amusing - this podcast gives me everything I want. Definitely worth the download!
This show is always fresh and interesting. If hearing metal songs covered as bluegrass, gangster rap covered as smooth jazz, and 50s rock covered as Punk sounds fun to you then you need to listen to Coverville!
As a working musician and Radio DJ, I appreciate Brian's efforts to bring a steady stream of new cover versions of a myriad of artists... Very cool idea and mostly quite well-executed...
I subscribe and auto-download, but the very nature of the program (which is way cool) has me occasionally reaching to skip a song. This isn't necessarily a reflection on Brian or the show, just the nature of a show with such a variety of songs, styles and artists presented.
Hat tip to Brian as well for what must be a mountain of work, and he affords himself quite well on most things. The occasional typo or mispronunciation can happen to anyone, especially on a show of this magnitude and scope.
I’ve been listening to Coverville from the double-digit era (like, #11!!). It is the one, the only, podcast to which I listen religiously. Brian might not always cover artists in whom I am interested, but he certainly provides me new and different perspectives on a variety of music. I have certainly expanded my music knowledge and library because of Coverville and him.
What ARE you gonna do for the episode "1K".... Wait ! don't tell me I wanna surprize.
Great job Brian!! I don't know how you find all this stuff....I Love it!!..
Wait ! Don't tell me ! I don't need to know....You do it so masterfully for all of us!!
Greg (Gorgo) Pierson, Chico Ca.
If you really love music, you will love this podcast. True, you may not be a fan of all the covers but there are some real gems in almost every podcast. And if they are not to your liking, the podcast has tracks which allows you to skip songs.
The backstories on some of the songs and artists are often as interesting as the songs themselves. I always learn something new about my favorite artists and come to appreciate those that are not a little more.
The podcast features music and artists you may never have heard of while provoking both thoughts and laugh out loud fun.
If you don't like this podcast, you don't like music. Get it.
Coverville is absolutely wonderful! I really enjoy hearing the creative variety of songs that I already loved. Brian your shows have become an necessity for me to listen to. Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into Coverville and keep up the great work!
the host needs to be more selective. Some of these covers are awful. Just because the original song was great (not always), doesn't mean that the cover is. I have heard way too many great songs ruined by what I hear in this Podcast.
Take all of your favorite songs from virtually any genre or era, and then wrap them in a bacon flavored package. This podcast may be the best possible way to introduce, re-introduce, or revitalize great tunes for the musical masses. An altogether splendid experience.
Coverviille, will introduce you to many awesome artists, you might otherwise never encounter.
Mr Ibbott can also be found on, 'The Morning Stream', which is flipping ace too.
Mmmmm, Frogpants. If only local, traditional radio, was so good.
We all love covers and Brian delivers gems every week. I can't reccomend this highly enough. Hear your old favorites in a new way and discover new artists at the same time. It's practically perfect in every way.
I do not listen to a lot of podcsts. Those I do listen to can normally only hold my attention for several sessions and then its time to unsubscribe. That is NOT the case with Coverville. If I had to chose only one music podcast to listen to Coverville would be it. I do not know how Brian finds all of the different covers that he does, (I know that some recommendations are provided by we listeners) but I am glad that he does. I am constantly amazed to find out that the songs that I like and thought to be original to that artist were in fact covers and the original was a great deal different than the one that I am familiar with. Musically challenged is always very entertaining and shows the depth of Brian (and Tina's) musical knowledge. Don't just settle for being a normal subscriber to the podcast though, become a Coverville Citizen. The extra content that becomes available to you are well worth it. Brian please keep doing what you do.
I never thought I would like listening to cover songs, but this podcast really turned me around. This is one of the most professional podcasts out there. Really fun to listen to the songs, and as they say, you might just learn something if you're not careful!
Brian provides a consistently entertaining podcast. Some of the music is excellent, some of the music is not so excellent - but it is all a revelation and an education in covers. I often find myself going to the show notes for this podcast trying to find the names of the covers so that I can go seek them out myself; I'm sure I can pay Brian no higher compliment than that!
As a choir teacher I love to hear new renditions of great music. If I do any popular songs with my middle schoolers they would certainly be considered covers so I always enjoy hearing what pros do with other people's stuff. I especially enjoyed the one a cappella episode I've heard so far. Keep up the great work.
I'm also pleased to see your podcast is an offering on "Nowhere TV" on my Roku box.
This podcast is one of the most professionally done podcasts that I listen to. Brian is well informed of all the content of his show and it is very organized.
My favorite ones are the a Capella versions which always make smile. Brian always keeps the show fresh and exciting. I have discovered so many new artists because of this podcast.
Music is a wonderful thing and this podcast is a great way to get it out to the masses.