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Gillian Welch & David Rawlings covers Bob Dylan

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Happy birthday Gillian Welch: October 2: Gillian Welch is 47 Happy Birthday

Here are some great Bob Dylan cover versions:

Billy:

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August 03: The Levon Helm Band at The Newport Folk Festival in 2008

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August 03: The Levon Helm Band at The Newport  Folk Festival in 2008

The best way to remember Levon Helm is to enjoy his music.

Today we have searched the cellars of YouTube and found a shining gem: The Levon Helm Band at The Newport Folk Festival in 2008.

I think we got the full show (but not sure). Levon Helm and his band went on stage second to last on the final day of the festival. They gave a tremendous show that confirmed their influence from folk music and they were a fitting act to play at a folk music festival.

Levon Helm was one of the finest drummers and most soulful singers in music history! …and the set list has some traditional songs, some solo stuff and quite a few songs from The Band era. The Band songs are so fresh and fits this band so well, they sound amazing.

Highlights: Chest Fever, Got Me A Woman plus Anna Lee from my favorite Levon Helm album, Dirt Farmer, Long Black Veil and The Weight with guests, Jake Shimabukuro, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

We also get some very special guests:

Set list:
Ophelia
Deep Elem Blues
Ashes of Love
Anna Lee
Chest Fever
Love Played A Game
Long Black Veil
Got Me A Woman
Rag Mama Rag
Fannie Mae
The Same Thing (incomplete)
The Shape I’m In
The Weight

The Levon Helm Band live at The Newport Folk Festival 2008:

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June 28: Gillian Welch released The Harrow & The Harvest in 2011


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June 28: Gillian Welch released The Harrow & The Harvest in 2011

The Harrow & the Harvest is stunning for its intimacy, its lack of studio artifice, its warmth and its timeless, if hard won, songcraft.
~Thom Jurek (allmusic.com)

The Harrow & The Harvest is simply one of the richest, most expansive roots albums to be released in some time.
~Douglas Heselgrave (pastemagazine.com)

Our fav song from the album:

Tennessee (live):

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15 great Americana/Country versions of Neil Young songs



 

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15 great Americana/Country versions of Neil Young songs

Neil Young has always had one foot in the rock camp and one in the country camp, he is one of the true entrepreneurs of country-rock. He has released pure rock albums and equally pure country albums, he has toured with rock bands and he has toured with a country music ensemble.

“I was told that no matter what I did, country radio would not play me, mostly because of my songwriting. I’d put out things like ‘Southern Man’ and ‘Alabama so culturally, they drew the line.” “But while we were not accepted by country radio, we were accepted by country musicians, they all played ‘Southern Man’ with me. They didn’t care. It wasn’t about that.” – Neil Young to Rolling Stone Magazine

I have picked 15 examples of  how his songs sounds in a country/americana setting, it sounds right , it sounds natural!

Whitehorse – Winterlong:

Whitehorse covers Neil Young’s “Winterlong” as part of The Road To Massey Hall live album

Over the Rhine – Long May You Run (live 2009):

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Today: Gillian Welch released The Harrow & The Harvest in 2011 – 2 years ago

gillian welch harrow harvest

The Harrow & the Harvest is stunning for its intimacy, its lack of studio artifice, its warmth and its timeless, if hard won, songcraft.
~Thom Jurek (allmusic.com)

The Harrow & The Harvest is simply one of the richest, most expansive roots albums to be released in some time.
~Douglas Heselgrave (pastemagazine.com)

My fav song from the album:

Tennessee (live):

Wikipedia:

Released June 28, 2011
Recorded February 2011
Genre Folk
Label Acony
Producer David Rawlings

The Harrow & The Harvest is a 2011 album released by American musician Gillian Welch. It was Welch’s first album in eight years and was released on June 28, 2011.

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The eight years since the release of 2003’s Soul Journey marked the longest period of time between album releases for Welch. In explaining the relatively long recording absence, Welch said, “The sad truth is we never liked anything enough to put it out, which is not a pleasant place to be.” She added, “over the course of that time that we were quiet we probably had enough songs to put out two or three records. Actually we made a few tentative steps at trying to record, but inevitably the heart would go out of it when we realised that we simply didn’t like the material enough to go on with it.” Welch frequently performed the song “The Way It Will Be” in years prior to the release of the album. Welch explains that this tense time period inspired the album title: “Our songcraft slipped and I really don’t know why. It’s not uncommon. It’s something that happens to writers. It’s the deepest frustration we have come through, hence the album title.” The writing process involved “this endless back and forth between the two of us,” Welch said, stating that “It’s our most intertwined, co-authored, jointly-composed album.”

The Way It Goes (Live Nov. 2011):

Tracks:

All songs written and composed by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.

  1. “Scarlet Town” 3:38
  2. “Dark Turn of Mind” 4:07
  3. The Way It Will Be” 4:47
  4. The Way It Goes” 4:01
  5. Tennessee” 6:35
  6. “Down Along the Dixie Line” 4:49
  7. “Six White Horses” 3:38
  8. “Hard Times” 4:52
  9. “Silver Dagger” 3:23
  10. “The Way the Whole Thing Ends” 6:11

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 The Way It Will Be:

Album of The Day:

Other June 28:

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