Monday, April 14, 2014

Dylan Cover #134 Hurray For The Riff Raff "Walkin' Down The Line" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan songs. Today's tune is a live cover by Hurray For The Riff Raff playing "Walkin' Down The Line"

This month our Dylan Cover Series will focus on artists playing The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Hurray For The Riff Raff play the Samsung Galaxy Stage on Friday May 2nd at 2pm 

Thoughts on Original:
This is an exciting rare one to talk about as we haven't addressed it yet. A sweet little jaunt around as the singer acts as a wander and rambler, with "heavy handed gal's" "holes in clothes" and "walking shoes". A bit of the folkise poor boy blues that young Dylan epitomized during his Greenwich Village days. Officially appearing on the fantastic Bootleg's 1-3 Series this quick jam is a real smile inducer.  

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Hurray For The Riff Raff are always playing around their home of New Orleans, yet we always seem to miss them. Hopefully this year we rectify that. The folk-blues band have been at it for a while and just maybe, later this month, you will hear more about them on this site...ooh a teaser!!  
Thoughts on Cover:
A perfect fit for the group, which sounds like they are kicking off their second set on this night. well timed harmonica, fun playing and a spruced up way to get things rolling. Crisp clear voices from Alynda Lee Segarra accent the guitar and harmonica work. Love the obscure song choice and the performance.  

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