Monday, August 21, 2017

Dylan Cover #289 Yokey "Girl From The North Courtney" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune comes from Yokey and it is his live cover of "Girl From The North Country"
Thoughts on Dylan's Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover version of this song:
A fun little number that connects Dylan with folk's past. I heard Simon and Garfunkel's "Scarborough Fair" first when I was growing up so I have always been a bit more partial to that version of this old folk tune even though Dylan changed a bunch of stuff around (obviously) with his recording that appeared on The Freewheeling Bob Dylan. His duet with Johnny Cash that highlights Nashville Skyline is something else entirely, a major sonic effort that I love. On an album that saw so many massive tunes come flowing out of the bard this one can be overshadowed yet his first version of this track is just a sweet folk ditty that has aged very, very well.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
We have not heard of Yokey before, but here is self written bio from his website:
I am Adrian Burruto, the man behind Yokey; a solo music project which was created to explore the art of song. I simply enjoy making art. I work in my quasi-home studio out in Melbourne’s west toying with sounds and trying to organise them into songs. Just as the visual artist has a studio to experiment with colours and textures, I try to use the studio with a similar approach. Yokey is more commonly seen as live act which currently consists of me armed with my guitar, voice and a couple of stories.
Thoughts on Cover:
This is a gorgeous live acoustic cover. The song fits folk singers and Yokey does a hell of a job. 

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