Monday, March 28, 2016

Dylan Cover #227 Trevor Willmott "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 Trevor Willmott 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:
Trevor Willmott is a Nashville based singer songwriter. Can't find too much more about him online.   
Thoughts on Cover:
A really solid cover, sung well, close to the original, a stout acoustic take on a powerful track. 

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