Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunday music: If you don't love bluegrass, you hate America

Yes, I'm still going on about this Dylan thing.  But, what happens when my favorite singer of all time covers Dylan?  I'd listen to Tim O'Brien sing the phone book (if anyone remembers those things), and he actually did an entire album of Dylan covers.  Well...

Damn, that was good.  But, you know, with the right musicians, anything can sound good.  Hell, I'll bet Richard Thompson can make even a god-awful teenybopper song sound almost listenable.  Trigger-warning, or something.  If you click on this, you can't un-hear it.  (And there is a long story behind this, for those who care to research it).

And now, for those who need to scrub their brains and remember that there is a long tradition of serious musicians taking unserious music way too seriously, here's a cleanser...

Well, that strayed rather far from both bluegrass and Dylan, didn't it?

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