Rodney Crowell plays Bob Dylan – Happy Birthday Mr. Crowell!
Rodney Crowell (born August 7, 1950) is an American musician, known primarily for his work as a singer and songwriter in country music. Crowell has had five number one singles on Hot Country Songs, all from his 1988 album Diamonds & Dirt. He has also written songs and produced for other artists. He was influenced by songwriters Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt. Crowell played guitar and sang for three years in Emmylou Harris’ “Hot Band”.
He is one of my favourite artists, no matter what genre we’re talking about. I saw him with Emmylou Harris a few weeks ago, one of the best concerts I’ve seen this year! He doesn’t get the recognition he deserves, he is one of the finest songwriters around today.
From his album, The Outsider (2005) with Emmylou, Shelter from the storm:
Like a Rolling Stone (not so great sound, but fun none the less):
Rodney interweaves a Dylan standard with a song of his own. From a Red Hot & Country benefit concert at the Ryman
Auditorium in 1995. Nobody’s Perfect/Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door: