Monday, June 20, 2016

Dylan Cover #237 Amos Lee "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 cover by Amos Lee 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:
A folk singer from Philly, Amos Lee has been around a bit, but probably never thought he would be heard by a few million people while covering this song for a TV show about outlaw bikers...strange times. The Forest Rangers who are backing up Amos are Bob Thiele and studio musicians who helped out on Sons Of Anarchy's soundtrack over the years.
Thoughts on Cover:
A mellow take on the track, but a good one and a nice way to start the week. 

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