Monday, October 20, 2014

Bob Dylan Cover #160 Jedd Hughes "Lay Lady Lay"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a live cover from Jedd Hughes and it is of "Lay Lady Lay"
Thoughts on Dylan Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
Excellent track and the first time the world heard Dylan's new singing style, which would only last for Nashville Skyline.  This song is the standout track from this album, it is a classic and so simple, yet sweet and timeless.  One of Dylan's best tracks, the closest to country he ever got and an fantastic piece of music.     

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
I do not know Jedd Hughes, but apparently he is an Australian born country/singer-songwriter. With those credentials "Lay Lady Lay" would seem a pretty perfect choice...let's see if it is.     
Thoughts on Cover:
Hell's yeah. This is a dynamite cover, Hughes' singing and electric guitar playing is top notch. His solo at about 3:40 in is dynamite, recalling both Robbie Robertson lead lines and Dylan's original country feel. Before more praise is heaped on him though, his backing band needs props. From the well played Steel guitar to the deep booms from the stand up bass and drums this is a great sounding group. Well produced and mic'ed for a live set. Excellent cover all around and makes me want to hear the full set from these players. 

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