Monday, December 26, 2016

Dylan Cover #261 Vaughn Ahrens "Shelter From The Storm"

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 Vaughn Ahrens doing his version of "Shelter From The Storm"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we talked about a cover of this tune:
An epic track, feeling simple and etched in history at the same time. Religious overtones, passionate asides all mix within the confines of the illustrious/mysterious "She" who is bringing us all in. A gorgeous song and one of my favorite odd phrases Dylan has ever recorded, "Hunted like a crocodile/Ravaged in the corn". I have no idea what it is supposed to mean and I don't care, it is perfect. One thing that may bring this one down a peg overall is the connection to another great song "Up To Me" which is basically the same tune...hearing one always makes me want to hear the other.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Vaughn Ahrens is an Australian folk singer who we are just finding out about. You can see his FB page or follow him on Instagram.
Thoughts on Cover:
This is an excellent cover and the one we wanted to end the year on. It was recorded and posted earlier this year and it is a unique interpretation of the classic Dylan track. It reminds us of Keller Williams or any of the other one man band folk artists who were big a few years back. While he cuts out a few verses he still manages to put his own stamp on the number and that is something we always love in this series, so we are ending on a pretty high note for our Dylan Covers, see you next year and thanks as always for reading and listening to these.

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