Monday, March 6, 2017

Dylan Cover #266 Pone Hill "Country Pie" Live

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 Pone Hill of "Country Pie"
Thoughts on Dylan Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
Recorded for Nashville Skyline "Country Pie" is a tasty little treat that doesn't leave you too fat after consuming it. The free-wheeling sense that accompanies it is simply charming, almost a kid song that I could see parents singing to children it has a whimsical air that elevates it up above simple throw away tune. It was certainly a surprise to hear it live, the 2000 tour was the only time he broke it out in his career.
Thoughts on Cover Artist:
The group has a few cool covers on youtube, but can't find much more on them doing a basic search. Here is some more info taken from their youtube page: 
PONE HILL - live in the studio during the 70s. The band did NO overdubs and laid down several tracks. This one is called COUNTRY PIE, and was the band's take on the Bob Dylan song from his Nashville Skyline release. Audiences loved the rowdy country rock that the band performed, and they built a steady following during the years they played together. Members on this recording include Mike Reznor on guitar and lead vocals, Neal Hanna on lead guitar and vocals and George Stabile and Raeman Hanna laying down the bottom end on drums and bass guitar respectively. (They also provide vocals to the track.)
Thoughts on Cover:
This is a freewheeling cover that is a ton of fun, a touch country, a touch rock. I dig the almost fade out to come back in and boogie-woogie. "Live in the studio" is a good way to go at it and this cover is a fun way to kick off our March month in this series. 

1 comment:

  1. any clues who the lead picker on the original dylan track is? the choices seem to be fred carter or charlie daniels; norman blake and charlie mccoy were present too, but they're mainly known for their acoustic leads.