Monday, September 16, 2013

Dylan Cover #104 Francesca Bavaro "Wedding Song"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a live cover by Francesca Bavaro playing "Wedding Song"

Thoughts on Original:
Coming off the underrated Planet Waves, this song has always been tricky for us. Dylan is never this direct, this open. It is not to say he isn't honest, he very well may be here and it could be a beautiful song of caring about his wife. It even has the benefit of not explicitly naming her like in "Sara", but this is also coming from the same album where "Dirge" is featured and seems to be the flip-side to this coin in all aspects. Taking "Wedding Song" at face value makes it a lovely sweet tune, but are things ever that easy with the Bard? 

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
As we have mentioned multiple times in this series, we love just finding random artists and seeing how people interrupt Dylan. We know nothing of Francesca Bavaro outside of her youtube page and her sharing the same last name as our favorite tight end
Thoughts on Cover:
Just straight up camera ukelele and a voice, pretty sparse but still a fine version. Bavaro's singing is the highlight and while she goes up the scale towards the end of the song maybe a bit more energy at the beginning of the track would have made it even more powerful, but for a live, personal cover it is pretty solid.
Grade B-


  1. Hi there, Francesca here. I totally just randomly found this. Thanks for covering my cover! haha I'm glad you semi liked it at least. :) hope you're well.
    - Francesca Bavaro

    1. Thanks for checking out the site Francesca, keep up the great tunes!