Monday, August 24, 2015

Dylan Cover #198 Trevor Willmott & Juliana Richer Daily "Boots of Spanish Leather"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a live cover by Trevor Willmott & Juliana Richer Daily of the Dylan tune "Boots Of Spanish Leather"

Thoughts On Original:
From the first time we highlighted someone covering this tune:
One of the first Dylan songs that really bowled me over.  I know on the Times They Are a-Changin' there are a ton of epic songs but this was the track that stayed with me the longest. It is ghostly in it's presentation and still just as dynamic now as when he wrote it back in 1963. My favorite show I have seen Dylan play live was back in 1999 at the RPI Fieldhouse. The whole night was great, my favorite backing band of his since The Band, a tiny venue and a setlist that was magical.  One of the major highlights was "Boots of Spanish Leather", I need to break out that bootleg this week and re-live that great night.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Have not heard of Trevor Willmott or Juliana Richer Daily before but it seems Juliana is a folk singer from Upstate New York who now resides in Nashville, TN you can listen to and buy her album from bandcamp here.  
Thoughts on Cover:
This is an interesting take, we have showcased a few Boots covers and some are even duet's but none have male/female vocals on every lyric. This doubling is unique to this cover and adds a new dimension. Two as one sort of thing...that said the song was written conversationally so the obvious twist is the Mandolin Orange cover that has the singers talking to each other, but both covers are excellent ways to kick off the week.

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