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The Avett Brothers plays Bob Dylan

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The Avett Brothers from Concord, North Carolina is made up of two brothers, Scott Avett (banjo) and Seth Avett (guitar), as well as Bob Crawford (double bass) and Joe Kwon (cello). Mike Marsh (drums) and Paul Delfigia (keyboard) are touring members of the band, with Kwon featured on recordings from 2007’s Emotionalism and later.

I saw them at Oya Festival in Oslo a few years ago, a great concert.

The Avett Brothers have spent much of the past decade nurturing their skill as songwriters, along with their skills as vocalists and musicians. That said, most of their shows include very fine cover songs. I have dug up some fine interpretations of Bob Dylan songs.

The Avett Brothers talk about their favorite album: Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks”:

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The Avett Brothers pull out a Bob Dylan cover in Columbus, OH @ Lifestyles Communities Pavilion 5/19/2012.

The Avett Brothers – The Man in Me:

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The Lumineers plays Bob Dylan

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The Lumineers are a folk rock band, based in Denver, Colorado. The two founding members and songwriters of the Lumineers are Wesley Schultz (lead vocals, guitar) and Jeremiah Fraites (drums, percussion). Schultz and Fraites began writing and performing together in New Jersey in 2005. Neyla Pekarek (cello, vocals) joined the band in 2010. Stelth Ulvang (piano), and Ben Wahamaki (bass), joined the band as full-time members in 2012. Their self-titled debut album was released on Dualtone Records on April 3, 2012, eventually peaking at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart in January 2013. As of December 2013, their debut album has been certified Platinum in the US and Ireland, with Gold certifications in the UK, Australia and Canada.

We did a write-up on Lumineers prior to the release of their self-titled debut album in 2012.

We have dug up three very fine interpretations of Bob Dylan songs from The Lumineers.

The Lumineers do “Subterranean Homesick Blues” (Bob Dylan Cover) at Mountain Jam at Hunter Mountain on 6/8/13.

The Lumineers – Subterranean Homesick Blues:

Wesley Shultz, talks about how he managed to learn Subterranean Homesick Blues (nola.com):

“Hard to say. That one felt like it happened quickly. It helps if I write it all down. But I learned it in chunks. I love Dylan, but I learned that song kind of as a bar trick, because it was something that would immediately grab people – what is this guy doing?

We had a funny thing happen at a couple of festivals, where there were sign-language people who actually had to sign the song on the side of the stage. I think that’s a lot more difficult. But they nailed it each time.”

The Lumineers – “when the ship comes in” at Beantowne Gourmet in Allendale on 4/14/08.

The Lumineers – When the Ship comes in:

Wesley Schultz covering “Boots Of Spanish Leather”, Video by Andrea Alseri. Taken from the Look Sessions.

The Lumineers – Boots of Spanish leather:

– Hallgeir

Bob Dylan: Big River (Johnny Cash), video & audio

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Now I taught the weeping willow how to cry
And I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky
And the tears that I cried for that woman are gonna flood you Big River
Then I’m gonna sit right here until I die

As a songwriter, I’ve always loved his lyrics. At the beginning of his career, John released a bunch of powerful songs in a very short time. For me, the best one was always “Big River.” It’s so well-written, so unlike anything else. The lines don’t even seem to rhyme.
~Kris Kristofferson (rollingstone.com)

Wikipedia:

Released March 1958
Genre Rockabilly
Length 2:35
Label Sun
Writer Johnny Cash
Producer(s) Sam Phillips, Jack Clement

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Bob Dylan: 10 best songs recorded in 1974


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1974 is an important year in the life of Bob Dylan.

I’ve put together a list of the ten best songs recorded (studio or live) this year. One rule applies: it has to be officially released in some form. I’ve nominated 25 songs & I challenge everyone reading this to set up their own “Bob Dylan – Top 10 songs recorded in 1974”. Feel free to ignore my nominated songs list and please use the comments section to share lists & thoughts.

…and by the way lists are fun.

Relevant albums

Before The Flood
Released June 20, 1974
Recorded February 13–14, 1974, in Los Angeles,
except track 4: January 30, 1974, in New York
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Blood On The TracksReleased January 20, 1975

Recorded September 16–19, 1974, at A&R Recording in New York,
New York and December 27–30, 1974, at Sound 80 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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BiographReleased November 7, 1985
Recorded November 1961-August 1981
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The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3
(Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991
Released March 26, 1991
Recorded November 1961 – March 1989
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Blood on the Tracks – New York Sessions
source: Original test pressing
Recorded 16 September – 8 October, 1974
Bootleg
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Aaslandbros and Trond Eltervaag Hansen sings Girl from the North Country


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If you’re traveling in the north country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Remember me to one who lives there
For she was once a true love of mine.

Girl from the North Country” (occasionally known as “Girl of the North Country”) is a song written by Bob Dylan. It was first released in 1963 as the second track on Dylan’s second studio album, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. Dylan re-recorded the song as a duet with Johnny Cash in 1969. That recording became the first track on Nashville Skyline, Dylan’s ninth studio album.

This is a cover version of the Johnny Cash/Bob Dylan duet and it is very well done!

Live at Folken, Stavanger (Norway)  Aaslandbros 5 year anniversary as a Johnny Cash Tribute Band:

Bonus:

The original performed at the Johnny Cash Show:

– Hallgeir