Bhi Bhiman, who has long been enthralling fans with imaginative cover songs at his live shows, is set to release his covers EP Substitute Preacher on May 14.
“The inspiration to do this covers record came from one song,” says Bhiman in the EP’s liner notes. “It was ‘Walk of Life,’ by Dire Straits. I knew the song since being a kid, and I’ve always thought of it as Mark Knopfler’s nod to Chuck Berry’s ‘Johnny B. Goode.’ The song really rings true with me because, in a way, its my story too. So I started doing a live version, in a country blues style with the audience whistling along, and it became a highlight of my shows.”
Covering artists ranging from Tom Petty to AC/DC, Bhiman revamps six familiar tunes on Substitute Preacher. Listen to the EP in its entirety in the player below.
Substitute Preacher is set for release on May 14.