The original artist has a raspy, gravelly song delivery and is known for writing songs about down and out characters. His songwriting became more theatrical as he moved into acting and composing.

The cover artists have been performing for decades but only began achieving widespread success in the 90’s. Their collaborations have crossed genres including an album produced by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver in 2013.

The 5 O’Clock Shadow is presented by Flying Dog Brewery.