Monday, December 21, 2015

Dylan Cover #213 Kiersten Holine "Boot 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 Kiersten Holine 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 Kiersten Holine before but she is a Twin Cities born, Seattle based folk musician who has a few albums on her bandcamp site you can check out. 
Thoughts on Cover:
A very pretty take on an excellent song and one we seem to feature often on this site and with reason as people make excellent versions of it. Ms. Holine does the same, and makes us remember we need to get some Xmas gifts pretty soon....

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