Be Yourself features up-and-coming (as well as some already known) folk musicians paying tribute to Graham Nash's first release, Songs for Beginners.

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Even if you're not fond of tribute albums or compilations, tracks from Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Port O'Brien with Papercuts, and Robin Pecknold (of Fleet Foxes) make this is a great record for any folk-music fan. The album was put into motion by indie-music promoter Britt Govea in collaboration with Nash's daughter Nile, who also does a beautiful rendition of "Wounded Bird." This tribute mirrors the order and song selection of Beginners to a T, with some of the artists staying true to the original arrangements while others offer their own interpretation. Port O'Brien does a fantastic "Military Madness," and Sleepy Sun offers a take on "Chicago" that makes the whole album worth buying.

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