Cover Alert: Amy Helm – When The Circus Comes (Los Lobos)

East L.A.-bred rockers Los Lobos released When The Circus Comes on their Kiko LP in 1992 and the tale of a longtime friendship gone bad still sounds as urgent and thrilling to our ears as it did 21 years ago. Recently Amy Helm and her band have taken to covering the gorgeous tune in concert.

This past Sunday Helm and band mates Byron Isaacs, Justin Guip and Dan Littleton played a special acoustic set at the Ringwood Library in New Jersey. Videographer Scott Gibson caught the Amy Helm Band’s beautiful version of When The Circus Comes that they laid down that afternoon…

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