Mary Allin Travers (November 9, 1936 – September 16, 2009) was an American singer-songwriter and member of the folk music group Peter, Paul and Mary, along with Peter Yarrow and Paul Stookey. Peter, Paul and Mary was one of the most successful folk music groups of the 1960s. Unlike most folk musicians of the early 1960s who were a part of the burgeoning music scene in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Travers grew up there. A contralto, Travers released five solo albums in addition to her work with Peter, Paul and Mary.
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 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: