As artists, we cover one another not because we think we can do a better job than the original version, but to pay respect to those who make music that touches us dearly.
- Denison Witmer

At Cover Lay Down, we believe that familiarity breeds contentment — that is, that coversongs create an especially powerful comfort zone for fans to discover new artists and composers. As such, all songs included herein are ultimately shared for the purpose of introducing you to new and previously-unappreciated musicians, that you might follow the threads to those artists’ original works, and in doing so, become part of the base of support which allows musicianship to continue to be a fruitful way to make a living, and allows the creation of new music itself to be subsidized.

There are many ways to show your support of artists, of course. Purchasing music matters; so does show attendance, and plain old word of mouth advertising. But if you merely come to listen and gather, know that you are missing the mark. It takes all of us to make music happen. Abdicate your role as patron, and the whole model goes down. If you like what you hear, follow the links provided, and lend your patronage to those artists which move you most.