Monday, May 18, 2015

Dylan Cover #188 Sarah Jarosz "Simple Twist of Fate"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune comes from Sarah Jarosz and is a live cover of "Simple Twist of Fate"

Thoughts on Dylan's Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover version of this song:
Well the classics just keep coming in this series with "Simple Twist of Fate". What a gem of a song.  Impeccable lyrics gorgeous phrasing, just a great great song that is hard not to enjoy.

Thoughts on Cover Artist: 
Like many artists in this series, this is the first time we are discovering Sarah Jarosz talent. She is a folk/roots artist from Texas who can certainly sing up a storm.  
Thoughts on Cover:
While Sarah can certainly croon effortlessly, it is not her pipes that take the forefront on this live cover, it is cellist Nathaniel Smith who really shines. The plucking and strumming he does on the instrument is proper, lending a whole new vibe to an oft covered tune. Miss Jarosz is fantastic but even better is Mr. Smith's musical foundation of the tune. A great live acoustic cover.

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