Lee DeWyze Covers Cat Stevens’ “Father And Son” (VIDEO)

Last night, American Idol Season 9 winner, Lee DeWyze rose to the challenge. His brother Michael dared him to perform and post a cover of Cat Steven’s classic hit “Father and Son.”

And much to the delight of the singer’s fans, the song arrived shortly after a fan twitter party.

Check it out below. Lee’s next album is due out later this year.

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  • Rhuby

    That’s lovely, Lee…an old classic, beautifully well done.

  • gatorgirl5028

    I was happy to hear Lee cover this song; he has some of the lyrics tattooed on his arm :)  He did a great job, as usual & I can NOT wait for the album, which he said has already been titled, to be released!!!!!

    BTW, it wasn’t his brother Michael that dared him; it was Michael, his best friend of 11 years.

  • http://twitter.com/annmgee Ann Gardner

    That was really pretty. I wish him well with the album. He sings with a lot of heart. 

  • artemis112

    I really love Lee’s version of this song and the emotional way he sings it. I’m an old Cat Stevens fan from my younger days; no wonder I’m so drawn to Lee’s music.
    Lee had two twitter parties this weekend and dropped some more hints about his album; he’ll finish recording this month, it will include five more songs we haven’t heard yet, and he tweeted lyrics from one of the new songs. Transcripts via @Wyzeguysandgals:



  • http://twitter.com/KarenWNewYork Karen W.

    Father and Son is one of my all time fav songs.  Loved Lee’s stripped down version…….very emotional, beautiful!

  • Miz

    That is one of my favorite Cat Stevens songs. Lee did a nice job interpreting it. I admit to not listening to him much. I forgot how gravelly his voice is. 

  • http://twitter.com/twinky48 Theresa

    I  absolutely love this classic! Less than 30 minutes after a dare, there it is, unfiltered, unrehearsed and perfectly beautiful. I don’t quite know how he does it.
    I’ve had the good fortune to see Lee live twice recently, once accompanied by keys, once with keys & horns.  Both shows were completely different and completely captivating, he is on fire when he performs these days.  But somehow it’s like this – stripped down, honest, with absolutely nowhere to hide – that you get a true sense of the depth of his gift. On  my wish list is a Live, Acoustic Solo Album – just Lee and his guitar,  with a gifted sound tech who can capture his emotional connection to the music and his audience.  Simple, pure, musical heaven…

  • wycheb

    Like Artemis, I loved to listen to Cat Stevens when I was younger (the 70’s). After hearing Lee’s version I went onto youtube and listened to an older live version by Stevens. In all honesty, Lee’s live version may have been better than Stevens. And that makes me very happy for Lee and for me. Gives me something to anticipate with his new album.

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  • mtlfan2

    love that song!! Lee did it well :)

  • tigervixxxen

    Love this video and very much looking forward to the impending news Lee has to share.

  • http://twitter.com/86madgrad CarrieR

    Lee absolutely did this song justice. He is the real deal.  I’ve seen Lee live five times and am hoping for many more opportunities. He is truly talented and deserving of much more attention. I’m really excited about the new CD which will be coming out shortly (notice I didn’t say “soon”;)

  • Caro3278sweet

    But somehow it’s like this – stripped down, honest, with absolutely nowhere to hide – that you get a true sense of the depth of his gift.


    Lee does have a gift in this folksy, angsty kind of music. Definitely his wheelhouse. I have to wonder what would have happened with Lee if he’d had Jimmy giving him songs like Home. Instead he was saddled with a crappy poppy blech single and a rather scattered album of songs – some good, some plain awful, and only one or two that really showed the kind of music he should focus on.

    I have great hopes for his new music.

  • jennyl2

    Love this cover. Got a tear in my eye. 

  • roarpen

    Very nice Lee, especially off the cuff. His rasp is really front and center in this version. 

  • AprilfoolIsh

    This was very nice. I’m getting excited about the new album coming out, cause Lee is really excited too. I really like the songs I’ve heard so far. I just hope he has good promotion and some good reviews. Lee has a lot of talent, but more than that, he puts his heart in what he does.

  • Isye8586

    He never cease to amaze us.. this is so beautiful. Can’t wait for his new album which I believe will released early this year. 

  • overthetop1

    That was very good.

    Personally I prefer the Cat Stevens arrangement of the father singing an octave below the son. Maybe Lee doesn’t have the range for it.

  • http://twitter.com/ladymctech ladymctech

    Great cover and I hope his new album is available really, really soon.