Monday, July 27, 2015

Dylan Cover #195 TJ McFarland "From A Buick 6"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a live performance by TJ Mcfarland doing a cover of "From A Buick 6"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we reviewed a cover of this tune:
The electric Dylan and one of the few songs where the Band Bob played with overshadows his early talents. Namely Al Kooper on organ and the great Mike Bloomfield on guitar as the two rip it open.  Bob is in a lighter mood and recalling old blues tunes like "Milk Cow Blues" but he also has a stream of consciousness appeal to the lyrics. Nowhere near one of his best, but one that lots of musicians like to cover because of it's kick ass blues rock feel.   

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
I have not heard of TJ Mcfarland before listening to this live cover. Turns out her is a singer songwriter living in Nashville. You can check out his Reverb Nation page here.
Thoughts on Cover:
This one has balls and muscle. A blues rip that owes a bit more to Jack White then say Bob Dylan, but it has a great sound and feel. Just a duo McFarland pumps on the electric axe while Aaron Hess plays drums. This is a doozy of a way to kick off the week.

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