Monday, July 6, 2015

Dylan Cover #193 Jason Bennett "Let Me Die In My Footsteps"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is by Jason Bennett and it is a cover of "Let Me Die In My Footsteps"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this track:
A Dylan track that for once you don't have to wonder what he is singing about. This is Dylan's reaction to nuclear war and the cold war scare that was happening, "Let Me Die In My Footsteps" is a defiant statement against to the idea of bomb shelters and fear. A proud American song that still resonates today and an early Dylan track we go back to periodically. Also sounding a whole hell of a lot like "Long Black Veil" helps things out too. Quick side note, it was the first Dylan song we put on the morning of September 11th 2001.   

Thoughts on The Cover Artist:
Jason Bennett is a folk singer from Colorado Springs, CO and Dylan fits his voice excellently. We had not heard of him until this cover track.  
Thoughts on Cover:
A very nice rendition, at first I thought Bennett was trying to put on a nasally Dylan impression but it evened out (or my ears warmed up to it) as the tune progressed. The octave violin playing by Tim Lorsch is an excellent enhancement to the track, making it more then a simple redo of the original.     

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